SKorean probed over alleged military secret leaks

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Posted: May 02, 2011 5:03 AM
SKorean probed over alleged military secret leaks

South Korean prosecutors say they're investigating whether a former software company worker stole military secrets and handed them over to North Korea.

Prosecution spokesman Park Gyung-ho said Monday that the man allegedly stole the information from 2005 to 2010 while working for a company tasked with developing military and government computer programs.

Park declined to provide further details because the man is still under investigation.

South Korean media say the leaked material included a software program aimed at providing military officers with real-time information on battlefield situations.

Media reports say the man was convicted in 2002 for posting pro-North Korea materials on websites.