Kakao apps hit with service outage due to fire at data center
Kakao’s major services including instant messenger Kakao Talk, ride-hailing app Kakao T and Kakao Bank suffered a service malfunction on Saturday due to a fire at a data center, the company officials said.
In a post on Twitter, Kakao said that its repair work may continue well past midnight, indicating that the services won’t return to normal within today.
The blaze broke out at around 3:33 p.m. at the building of SK C&C located in Pangyo, just south of Seoul, they said. The building also houses the data centers for Naver and Kakao.
Other service failures were also reported at Kakao’s online payment unit Kakao Pay Corp. and its gaming platform Kakao Games.
Naver also said a partial disruption was reported at its shopping services, including Shopping Live.
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