Samsung Services Suffer Outage Due to Fire
Samsung services, to include the Samsung website and Smart Hub service, were unavailable to users on Sunday due to a fire that broke out at a Samsung facility in South Korea. According to a Samsung SDS blog, the fire was the result of a power supply failure in which one person was injured in the blaze attributed to debris. The fire occurred at a subsidiary of Samsung Group, which provides consulting, outsourcing, and software services. Samsung SDS is transferring data services that were affected to other facilities and in the meantime is working with authorities to investigate the incident.
Samsung Electronics noted that the company did indeed detect and experience a brief service disruption that lasted roughly four and a half hours.