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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

News - North Korean GPS blocking sparks cyber war fears

North Korean GPS blocking sparks cyber war fears. Phil Muncaster. 11th May 2012.

"South Korea will lodge an official complaint with the UN over its reclusive neighbour after GPS-blocking by the North for over a week disrupted hundreds of flights, in what some officials are worried could be the first signs of a looming cyber war [...] Over 500 aircraft flying to or from South Korea’s main airports of Incheon and Gimpo reported GPS signal failures from 28 April to 6 May, with the government tracing the blocking signals to the North Korean border city of Kaesong. Over 120 shipping vessels reportedly also had their signals jammed...."

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