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$75 Million Downtime Cost - Norsk Hyrdro

Norsk Hydro was hit by a cyber attack in March paralyzing its IT systems.

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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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Bloomberg - British Airways IT Outage

150 short-haul flights were delayed due to technical issues resulting from an IT outage.

The possibility of a cyber attack was ruled out after the outage was found to be linked to a hardware issue.

Source: Bloomberg


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




330m Downtime Cost - TSB

TSB suffered a $137,66m (£105.4m) loss and had to pay customer compensation and fraud costs of around $163m (£125m).

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£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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£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


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