Major System Failure Disrupts South Korea’s Mobile National ID Service

SEOUL - South Korea experienced a significant disruption in its mobile national ID card services following a system failure.

According to Yonhap News Agency, The government's website and application for mobile identification cards became inaccessible on Friday, continuing issues that started with a major system failure on November 17. Users attempting to access the mobile identification card website at 3:10 p.m. encountered a service suspension notification.

Officials confirmed that the application for the mobile ID card is also non-functional. The Korea Minting and Security Printing Corp., responsible for operating and managing the mobile identification card system, is handling the situation.

This incident follows the government's administrative network suffering a major system failure on November 17, which impeded public access to state-approved papers and services. The network was restored two days later, but the continued problems with the mobile ID system underscore the challenges facing South Korea's digital infrastructure.

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