Computer glitch holds up payments to 11000 disabled student veterans

2018 02 03 – Click to read full article IMPACT: Monthly stipends for 11,000 disabled student veterans are delayed this month, potentially causing the former troops to be late paying rent, food and other pressing bills. ROOT CAUSE: a computer glitch COMPANY RESPONSE: The glitch “has been”fixed and it won’t occur again the future” “We apologize […]

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 […]