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Eftpos and ATM outage following storms on Australian east coast

Categories : Cash is trust
June 8, 2016
Tags : ATM, ATMs, Commercial bank, Contingency, Electronic, Pacific
Australia suffered Eftpos and ATM failures after severe storms. Customers were left unable to pay.
Guillaume Lepecq

Major storms hit the east coast of Australia on Sunday 15 May and provoked technical failures of cloud-based computing systems. Major banks and card processors were hit with technical failures and both Eftpos and ATM networks suffered outages. Many shoppers were left unable to pay and took to socia media to complain about the inconvenience.

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