The Guardian - Gmail and Google Drive outages

Google Drive, Gmail, Hangouts and Google Maps were down in several coutries around the world on the 13th of March 2019.  Google reported that users could access the apps but were experiencing error messages, high latency and other unexpected behaviour.

Source: The Guardian

TechCrunch - 4 hour outage for Apple's iCloud

On Thursday 14th March Apple's iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News had outages between 11:00am and 3:28pm (ET).  The issue came days after Facebook and Google suffered similar issues.

Source: TechCrunch

ZDNet - Bendigo Bank IT outage

Bendigo Bank suffered an outage of its online banking and app on Wednesday the  13th of March 2019. Some users also noticed issues on the following Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon.

Source: ZDNet

The Register - Bank of Valletta goes into lockdown mode

Bank of Valletta shut down all internet access including branches and cashpoints forllowing a cyber attack.

Source: The Register


Commercial Appeal - FedEx IT outage in Memphis hub

FedEx experienced a temporary IT outage which affected aircraft launch operations overnight.  They described the knock-on as "substantial disruptions" but explained that they "implemented contingency plans to minimize the impact".


Source: Commercial Appeal


Information Age - HSBC Online Banking IT Outage

HSBC suffered downtime on its online banking portal on the 27th of February 2017 .  The outage was estimated to have affected 68% of customers.


Source: Information Age


Digital Health - Failure of core network at Northumbria downs IT systems

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s core network routing failed, causing a trust-wide IT outage between 17 to 19 February. The trust had to revert to paper and pen after a network fault took out its clinical and administration systems for two days.

Following the fault, the trust used social media to say that waiting times in A&E would be longer until the IT problem was resolved.

Source: Digital Health


Business Insider - A startup with $25 million in funding is in crisis mode because an employee deleted the wrong files

GitLab suffered a data loss of 300GB of data written during a 6 hour window.  Approximately 1% of users were affected.

5 backup methods were found to have failed but data was later found on a staging server.

Sources: The Register & Business Insider


Data Center Knowledge - Delta Cancels 280 Flights Due to IT Outage

Delta Airlines cancelled about 170 flights Sunday and 110 flights as a result of a major IT systems outage.

This was a second system-wide outage for Delta in six months due to IT problems and a second major airline outage within a week’s time. More than 200 United Airlines flights were affected by an IT outage on January 29.

Source: Data Center Knowledge


BBC News - Lloyds cyber-attack details emerge

Denial of service attacks are traditionally perpetrated by customers with a grudge or by blackmailers, but there is no indication from Lloyds that a ransom demand was received.

It's likely that systems engineers blocked all internet traffic from overseas locations where the attacks seemed to be coming from, halting the disruption at least temporarily before the attackers switched their activity elsewhere.

Source: BBC News