Verifone hit by global outage on card machines

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the Guardian – January 16, 2018

ISSUE: Shops, football stadiums and taxis unable to take payments from frustrated customers

IMPACT: “Seeing as I have to take card payments by law as a London cabbie, your system failure means I can’t work…”

IMPACT: supermarkets such as Waitrose

IMPACT: Reading Football Club… could not take any card payments at Madejski Stadium

ROOT CAUSE: a “global outage” on its card machines