NonPetya ransomware forced Maersk to reinstall 4000 servers, 45000 PCs | ZDNet

2018 01 27 – Click to read full article ROOT CAUSE: a devastating ransomware attack which struck businesses across Europe in 2017 IMPACT: required close to a “complete infrastructure” overhaul and the reinstallation of thousands of machines COMPANY RESPONSE: In total, Maersk reinstalled 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs, and 2,500 applications in what the chairman called a […]

Pa. Revenue Dept. computer glitch impacts processing of $15.3 million in business tax refunds

January 23rd 2018 – Click to read full article ROOT CAUSE: glitch in the state Department of Revenue computer system ROOT CAUSE: The batch of refunds that Revenue’s business tax system sent over for processing at Treasury had taxpayers’ names truncated and Treasury’s computers couldn’t read them properly [which] prevented the processing of the refund checks […]

Facebook apologises for storing draft videos users thought they had deleted

2018 04 03 – Click to read full article ROOT CAUSE: a “bug” IMPACT: resulted in draft videos being indefinitely stored instead DISCOVERED BY: users discovered videos they had never posted were being stored by the company COMPANY RESPONSE: “We discovered a bug that prevented draft videos from being deleted. We are deleting them and apologise […]