North Korea Jams GPS

South Korean activists protest North Korea in Seoul.

South Korean activists protest North Korea in Seoul. Ahn Young-joon/AP

More than 250 flights to and from South Korean airports have been affected.

North Korea has jammed GPS signals over the Korean Peninsula since last Saturday, interfering with 252 flights to or from South Korean airports, according to numerous news reports today.

While some news stories waffled on whether or not the jamming emanated from the North, Australia nailed it with a quote from the deputy director of the state Korea Communications Commission.

Lee Kyung-Woo of the Communications Commission told that “We've confirmed the GPS jamming signals have been stemming from the North.”

Kim Choon-Oh of the Korean transportation ministry said GPS disruption was noticeable around Incheon airport, South Korea's main international gateway. said North Korea may have started the GPS jamming because of what it views as disrespect from South Korea on the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founding leader, Kim Il-Sung.

This sure proves dissing results in payback.