In response to the news of North Korea's launch of a projectile, which was announced early today (31st), it was found that Naver, the country's largest portal, also experienced a connection failure at one point.

According to Naver, it was not possible to connect normally in the mobile version for 6 minutes from 43:48 a.m. to 5 a.m. today.

In fact, after a text message was sent following North Korea's launch of a long-range projectile today, some users reported that they could not access the Naver mobile version normally.

One user said, "Naver connected to Naver repeatedly, it didn't work."

The Naver web version is said to have no abnormal symptoms.

The temporary connection failure in the Naver mobile version can be interpreted as a result of the flood of users as citizens tried to access the portal through their mobile phones and search for the reason for the alert, after the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the news of the warning through text messages after the launch of the North Korean projectile.

In a press call, a Naver official explained, "There was a temporary connection failure due to a surge in traffic after the disaster text," but "it was normalized again through emergency response."

He added, "The web version was fine."

Earlier, the Seoul Metropolitan Government issued a warning for the Seoul area at around 6:41 a.m. today, saying, "A warning was issued for the Seoul area at 6:32 a.m. today. We ask the public to prepare to evacuate, and to make sure that children and the elderly can evacuate first."

However, about 22 minutes later, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security sent a text message saying, "The warning issued by the Seoul Metropolitan Government is a false order."

(Photo = Naver Capture, Yonhap News)