07 Mar '11, 5pm

N. Korea launches electronic attacks on S. #Korea

N. Korea launches electronic attacks on S. #Korea

The North's military operates dozens of bases equipped for an electronic war to disrupt South Korean military communications, the South's Yonhap news agency said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - SEOUL confirmed on Monday that North Korea has been trying since Friday to jam communications signals across the border, where the US and South Korea are holding a major joint military exercise. Signals are being emitted from near the North's border city of Kaesong to disrupt navigational devices using GPS (the Global Positioning System) north-west of Seoul, the Korea Communications Commission said. They caused minor inconvenience on Friday and Saturday, it said, while weaker signals are ongoing. 'Intermittent (GPS) disruptions are still continuing, although signals are weak,' the commission said in a statement, adding that it was working with government agencies and security authorities...

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