National Grid had three ‘near-misses’ in the run-up to blackout that caused rush-hour chaos in Britain

Britain had three blackout ‘near-misses’ in the three months before last Friday’s power cut that caused chaos during rush hour. National Grid is being investigated by the energy watchdog but the power system operator has faced criticism from the industry Read More …

Ransomware incident leaves some Johannesburg residents without electricity

A ransomware infection at an electricity provider in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and financial capital, has left some of its residents without power. The ransomware infection impacted City Power — a provider of pre-paid electric power Read More …

Major internet outage hits the U.S.

Large swaths of the United States experienced internet connection problems today, with several major ISPs apparently affected. Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T all appeared to have issues, with Comcast blaming the outage on an “external network issue. “This outage falls just after the one-year Read More …

Worldwide airport chaos after computer check-in systems crash

Air passengers are suffering major disruption at airports around the world after computer check-in systems crashed. Problems have been reported at airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris,  Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan Airport. Travellers endured long waits at check-in Read More …