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South Korea: North Is Jamming Planes' GPS

Flights not in danger, South Korean officials say
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2012 7:29 AM CDT
South Korea: North Is Jamming Planes' GPS
Pyongyang airport is seen from a landing plane in this file photo.   (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

(Newser) – Commercial flights into and out of South Korea found their GPS signals mysteriously jammed this weekend, officials revealed today, and they weren't shy about casting suspicion on their neighbors to the north. More than 250 flights were affected, though officials say none were in danger because they automatically switched to other navigation systems. North Korea has been linked to such GPS attacks in the past, MSNBC reports. (Read more South Korea stories.)

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