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


£92m downtime cost - NHS

Wannacry cost the NHS a total of £72m according to estimates from the Department of Health and Social Care.

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TSB - IT Downtime

£176m downtime cost - TSB

TSB split from the Lloyds Banking Group and migrated the old Lloyds Banking Group computer platform to the Sabadell Proteo platform.

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Amazon Prime Day

$90 million downtime cost - Amazon

Amazon suffered an outage of its website in the US at the start of the Prime Day promotion.

Amazon was forced stop international traffic and revert to a scaled-down homepage.

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£15m downtime cost - WPP

WPP, the world's largest advertising network was infected with by the NotPetya ransomware outbreak in June 2017.

Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP, Chief Executive reported the network was affected for around 10 days and cost the company up to £15m before insurance.

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$300m downtime cost - Maersk

In June 2017, Maersk was infected with by the NotPetya ransomware outbreak.

In an Interim Report for Q2 2017 Maersk's CEO warned that the cyber attack is expected to "impact results negatively by USD 200-300m".  The entire network was down for days leading to knock-on effects to the global shipping industry.

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British Airways

£500m downtime cost - British Airways

British Airways had an IT outage over the May Bank holiday in 2017. Over £500m was wiped off the market value BA's owner IAG.Read more