Alleged operations happened under former president Lee Myung-bak, who has been arrested on corruption charges

Arrest warrants have been issued for two South Korean army colonels allegedly involved in clandestine political cyber operations under the administration of former president Lee Myung-bak, who was himself arrested on corruption charges on Thursday.

The two colonels, who have not been named, were indicted on Tuesday for an operation that sought to manipulate public opinion on sensitive political issues by posting online comments on news sites in support of Lee Myung-bak’s government and attacking its critics.

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