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$90m Downtime Cost - Facebook

Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp and Facebook were all down for at least 14 hours.

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BBC - AWS Outage Causes Mass Disruption

Amazon Web Services suffers its third outage of the year with disruptions affecting thousands of users all over the world.

Multiple apps have been affected including; Prime Video, Alexa, Amazon Ring, mobile banking app Chime and robot vacuum cleaners iRobot.

There are also reports that AWS clients McDonald's, Netflix and Disney and others are having issues.

Source: BBC


The Register - CenturyLink Outage

Major web provider CenturyLink was down for 7 hours on August 30, 2020.

As a provider to clients including Discord, Twitter, Xbox Live, PlayStation network, Amazon and many others, the outage caused massive disruption cutting off 3.5% of global internet traffic.

The cause of the outage was eventually diagnosed as a misconfiguration in one of the CenturyLink data centers.

Source: The Register



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


£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


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