Computer glitch caused some Service Credit Union members to get billed twice

2018 03 02 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Members of Service Credit Union at U.S. military bases in Germany were double debited… account overdrafts as rent payments came due on the first of the month ROOT CAUSE: a computer error… a problem with system maintenance COMPANY RESPONSE: Service Credit Union is confident that the […]

Apple devices make hundreds of false 911 calls from refurbishment centre

2018 02 23 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Around 20 false emergency calls a day… Emergency dispatchers in California have fielded in the region of 1,600 accidental calls ROOT CAUSE: it’s not clear how the calls are being triggered COMPANY RESPONSE: We take this seriously and we are working closely with local law enforcement […]

US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks

2018 02 14 – Click to read full article COST: the country is spending around $60bn (£40.8bn) to maintain museum-ready computers RISK: many do not even know how to operate any more, as their creators retire RISK: “Replacement parts for the system are difficult to find because they are now obsolete.” COMPANY RESPONSE: instigating a full […]

Google’s Project Zero disclosed a major Grammarly security bug that exposed everything you write

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: if you’re a regular Grammarly user, your writing history may have been compromised recently due to a major software ROOT CAUSE: The bug … exposed Grammarly’s authorization tokens to “all websites,” allowing them to login to a user’s account to view their full writing history. […]

Marijuana growers say computer glitch with the state could put them out of business

2018 02 06 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Some marijuana growers say they’re unable to sell their products to retailers ROOT CAUSE: the state’s new computer system is having problems communicating with the retail stores Each product has a traceability number which make it trackable all the way back to the grower and the […]