Seven Spooky IT Tales of Terror
Nightmare on Chase Street
In September, JP Morgan Chase experienced a website outage that kept its users locked out for well over 24-hours on a weekday. Chase claims no security breach caused the attack, though they kept mum on details. IT insiders and analysts speculated that the massive failure was caused by complications stemming from poor integration of legacy systems following the last few years' spate of bank acquisitions.
Whether it's from project failures, cost overruns that cause bankruptcy, broken applications or lemon products, IT workers certainly have plenty of fodder for telling scary stories that will keep their administrators and consultants up late at night. The following stories of IT terror have haunted IT departments, customers and vendors over the course of 2010.