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

By Lee Yoon-seo

Published : Oct. 15, 2022 - 17:58

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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 KakaoTalk messenger app, along with other apps such as Kakao T, Kakao Map, Kakao Metro, Kakao Webtoon, Kakao Bank, Kakao-owned portal Daum and music streaming service Melon.

The internet connection for the apps has been unavailable since 3:30 p.m.

"There has been a fire at SK C&C data center since 3:30 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.

As of 2:16 a.m., Sunday, KakaoTalk messenger app has partially regained its mobile chatting function along with its other services including Melon and Daum.