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[Breaking] Fire at Kakao data center causes servers to go down

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A fire Saturday at a Kakao data center in Pangyo, south of Seoul, has led to a server outage affecting the Kakao Talk messenger app, along with other apps such as Kakao Taxi, Kakao Map, Kakao Metro, Kakao Bank, Kakao-owned portal Daum and music streaming service Melon.

The internet connection for the apps has been unavailable since 3p.m.

“There has been a fire at SK C&C data center since 3 p.m. Work has begun to put down the fire, but we are uncertain when the fire will be completely subdued,” said John Kim, a PR manager at Kakao.

By Lee Yoon-seo ([email protected])


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