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B reaking C loud , our collection of Cloud ‘horror’ stories showing what can happen when a good cloud goes bad

…or when a good plan doesn’t exist!

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Latest

Most Recent Horrors

AWS console breach leads to demise of service with “proven” backup plan | Ars Technica (6/19/2014)
Adobe Creative Cloud crash shows that no cloud is too big to fail | Cloud computing – InfoWorld (5/19/2014)
(4/17/2014)
(4/16/2014)
(4/15/2014)
(4/13/2014)
Trustwave “Clean” review preceded Target data theft | (4/10/2014)
‘Heartbleed’ Bug: OpenSSL Flaw Rips Open The Encrypted Internet (4/10/2014)
Beware: The cloud’s Ponzi schemes are here | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld (4/7/2014)
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys – Security – Technology – via @jesperjurcenoks (3/31/2014)
162,000 WordPress sites tricked into launching DDoS attack via @gcluley (3/17/2014)
(3/14/2014)
(2/24/2014)
(2/18/2014)
(2/18/2014)
Tesco Clubcards hacked after details leak | Mail Online (2/17/2014)
The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter Hacked (2/17/2014)
Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked | Mail Online (2/9/2014)
(2/4/2014)
Orange.fr hacked, details of 800,000 customers stolen – E Hacker News (2/4/2014)

Network

Network Horrors

(4/16/2014)
(1/21/2014)
European Parliament WiFi Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack (12/2/2013)
(11/28/2013)
(5/26/2013)

Security

Security Horrors

(4/17/2014)
(4/15/2014)
(4/13/2014)
Trustwave “Clean” review preceded Target data theft | (4/10/2014)
‘Heartbleed’ Bug: OpenSSL Flaw Rips Open The Encrypted Internet (4/10/2014)
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys – Security – Technology – via @jesperjurcenoks (3/31/2014)
(2/24/2014)
(2/18/2014)
The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter Hacked (2/17/2014)
Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked | Mail Online (2/9/2014)
(2/4/2014)
Orange.fr hacked, details of 800,000 customers stolen – E Hacker News (2/4/2014)
White hat hacker says he found 70,000 records on Healthcare.gov through a Google search | The Verge (1/22/2014)
Millions of Germans caught up in email-hacking botnet — Tech News and Analysis (1/22/2014)
Six more U.S. retailers hit by Target-like hacks – Computerworld (1/21/2014)
Microsoft Confirms Employee Emails Hacked, SEA States That It Is Not Over Yet | Ubergizmo (1/16/2014)
data and has a tremendous security hole – Startup-Stuttgart.de (1/10/2014)
Hackers post millions of stolen passwords online (12/7/2013)
Racing Post website attack leads to customer data theft | IT PRO (12/2/2013)
European Parliament WiFi Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack (12/2/2013)
Blighty’s top moneymen: Hackers are SLURPING CASH direct from banks • The Register (11/29/2013)
Cloud adoption carries big risks for companies | PCWorld (11/29/2013)
(11/28/2013)
University of California at San Francisco Suffers Data Breach (11/27/2013)
(10/26/2013)
The scariest business data horror stories [infographic] – Cloud Tech News (10/26/2013)
(8/2/2013)
(5/26/2013)

Business/User

Business and User Horrors

Beware: The cloud’s Ponzi schemes are here | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld (4/7/2014)
162,000 WordPress sites tricked into launching DDoS attack via @gcluley (3/17/2014)
(3/14/2014)
(2/18/2014)
Tesco Clubcards hacked after details leak | Mail Online (2/17/2014)
(1/18/2014)
Six Rogue IT Horror Stories – Innovation Insights (1/18/2014)
(1/18/2014)
7 Upcoming Cyber Dangers To Be Aware Of In 2014 | Tweak Your Biz (1/16/2014)
(1/10/2014)
(12/30/2013)
(12/19/2013)
(12/19/2013)
(12/12/2013)
Computer system failure delays hundreds of UK flights (12/10/2013)
(12/6/2013)
The Obamacare Web Debacle: A Cautionary Note for the Cloud (12/3/2013)
Rogue IT, Sad Truths and Unfortunate Stories (12/3/2013)
Racing Post website attack leads to customer data theft | IT PRO (12/2/2013)
Rogue IT, A Rogues Gallery. Highlighting The Perils Of ‘Shadow IT’ – Forbes (12/1/2013)
Cloud adoption carries big risks for companies | PCWorld (11/29/2013)
Windows Azure Compute cloud goes Tits Up, planet wide! (11/29/2013)
University of California at San Francisco Suffers Data Breach (11/27/2013)
New Research Shows Small to Midsize Businesses are Putting Themselves at Risk for Crippling Data Losses (11/26/2013)
‘Planned maintenance’ CRIPPLES nearly HALF of all Salesforce instances in Europe, US (11/26/2013)
Infosecurity – Cloud Migration Introduces Gaping Risk, and Little Management (10/26/2013)
The scariest business data horror stories [infographic] – Cloud Tech News (10/26/2013)
The Dark Side of the Cloud: IBM Partner Gives Folks Two Weeks to Move Data (9/26/2013)
Cloud failure and the flight to Amazon | ZDNet (9/26/2013)
(8/26/2013)
(8/2/2013)
Why Most Cloud Computing Companies are Doomed to Fail – Forbes (3/26/2013)
Amazon Power Outage Exposes Risks Of Cloud Computing (2/26/2012)
Horror stories: when the Cloud goes wrong | PC Pro (video) (11/26/2011)
(9/26/2009)

Provider

Provider Horrors

AWS console breach leads to demise of service with “proven” backup plan | Ars Technica (6/19/2014)
Adobe Creative Cloud crash shows that no cloud is too big to fail | Cloud computing – InfoWorld (5/19/2014)
(1/22/2014)
(1/21/2014)
(1/7/2014)
(1/7/2014)
Top Data Center Outages Of 2013 via @SAP (1/7/2014)
Cloud backup and sync provider abandons freemium for paid-only model | Business Cloud News (12/11/2013)
Microsoft Acknowledges Security Best Practice Failures | Cumulus Global (12/10/2013)
Symantec Withdraws From Cloud Backup (12/7/2013)
(12/7/2013)
2013: The Year of Mass Cloud Computing Extinctions (12/7/2013)
The Obamacare Web Debacle: A Cautionary Note for the Cloud (12/3/2013)
Windows Azure Compute cloud goes Tits Up, planet wide! (11/29/2013)
‘Planned maintenance’ CRIPPLES nearly HALF of all Salesforce instances in Europe, US (11/26/2013)
OracleVoice: Modern Business Nightmare: The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down – Forbes (11/26/2013)
The Dark Side of the Cloud: IBM Partner Gives Folks Two Weeks to Move Data (9/26/2013)
Cloud failure and the flight to Amazon | ZDNet (9/26/2013)
Why Most Cloud Computing Companies are Doomed to Fail – Forbes (3/26/2013)
Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures | Andi Mann – Ubergeek (1/17/2013)
Amazon Power Outage Exposes Risks Of Cloud Computing (2/26/2012)
Horror stories: when the Cloud goes wrong | PC Pro (video) (11/26/2011)
(9/26/2009)

Costs

Cost Horrors

Rogue IT, A Rogues Gallery. Highlighting The Perils Of ‘Shadow IT’ – Forbes (12/1/2013)
Blighty’s top moneymen: Hackers are SLURPING CASH direct from banks • The Register (11/29/2013)
OracleVoice: Modern Business Nightmare: The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down – Forbes (11/26/2013)
(5/26/2013)

Transition

Transition Horrors

BBC News – BBC ‘not effective’ in running failed £100m IT scheme (12/18/2013)
Infosecurity – Cloud Migration Introduces Gaping Risk, and Little Management (10/26/2013)
(8/26/2013)

Contracts

Contract Horrors

US Public Schools Failing to Read the Fine Print in Cloud Contracts: Study – Web Host Industry Review (12/17/2013)

All

All Horrors

AWS console breach leads to demise of service with “proven” backup plan | Ars Technica (6/19/2014)
Adobe Creative Cloud crash shows that no cloud is too big to fail | Cloud computing – InfoWorld (5/19/2014)
(4/17/2014)
(4/16/2014)
(4/15/2014)
(4/13/2014)
Trustwave “Clean” review preceded Target data theft | (4/10/2014)
‘Heartbleed’ Bug: OpenSSL Flaw Rips Open The Encrypted Internet (4/10/2014)
Beware: The cloud’s Ponzi schemes are here | Cloud Computing – InfoWorld (4/7/2014)
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys – Security – Technology – via @jesperjurcenoks (3/31/2014)
162,000 WordPress sites tricked into launching DDoS attack via @gcluley (3/17/2014)
(3/14/2014)
(2/24/2014)
(2/18/2014)
(2/18/2014)
Tesco Clubcards hacked after details leak | Mail Online (2/17/2014)
The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter Hacked (2/17/2014)
Barclays account details for sale as ‘gold mine’ of up to 27,000 files is leaked | Mail Online (2/9/2014)
(2/4/2014)
Orange.fr hacked, details of 800,000 customers stolen – E Hacker News (2/4/2014)
(1/22/2014)
White hat hacker says he found 70,000 records on Healthcare.gov through a Google search | The Verge (1/22/2014)
Millions of Germans caught up in email-hacking botnet — Tech News and Analysis (1/22/2014)
(1/21/2014)
(1/21/2014)
Six more U.S. retailers hit by Target-like hacks – Computerworld (1/21/2014)
(1/18/2014)
Six Rogue IT Horror Stories – Innovation Insights (1/18/2014)
(1/18/2014)
7 Upcoming Cyber Dangers To Be Aware Of In 2014 | Tweak Your Biz (1/16/2014)
Microsoft Confirms Employee Emails Hacked, SEA States That It Is Not Over Yet | Ubergizmo (1/16/2014)
unroll.me scans your complete mail data and has a tremendous security hole – Startup-Stuttgart.de (1/10/2014)
(1/10/2014)
(1/7/2014)
(1/7/2014)
Top Data Center Outages Of 2013 via @SAP (1/7/2014)
(12/30/2013)
(12/19/2013)
(12/19/2013)
BBC News – BBC ‘not effective’ in running failed £100m IT scheme (12/18/2013)
HP PUBLIC CLOUD Horror Movie Tie-in (12/18/2013)
US Public Schools Failing to Read the Fine Print in Cloud Contracts: Study – Web Host Industry Review (12/17/2013)
(12/12/2013)
Cloud backup and sync provider abandons freemium for paid-only model | Business Cloud News (12/11/2013)
Computer system failure delays hundreds of UK flights (12/10/2013)
Microsoft Acknowledges Security Best Practice Failures | Cumulus Global (12/10/2013)
Symantec Withdraws From Cloud Backup (12/7/2013)
(12/7/2013)
2013: The Year of Mass Cloud Computing Extinctions (12/7/2013)
Hackers post millions of stolen passwords online (12/7/2013)
(12/6/2013)
The Obamacare Web Debacle: A Cautionary Note for the Cloud (12/3/2013)
Rogue IT, Sad Truths and Unfortunate Stories (12/3/2013)
Racing Post website attack leads to customer data theft | IT PRO (12/2/2013)
European Parliament WiFi Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attack (12/2/2013)
Rogue IT, A Rogues Gallery. Highlighting The Perils Of ‘Shadow IT’ – Forbes (12/1/2013)
Blighty’s top moneymen: Hackers are SLURPING CASH direct from banks • The Register (11/29/2013)
Cloud adoption carries big risks for companies | PCWorld (11/29/2013)
Windows Azure Compute cloud goes Tits Up, planet wide! (11/29/2013)
(11/28/2013)
University of California at San Francisco Suffers Data Breach (11/27/2013)
New Research Shows Small to Midsize Businesses are Putting Themselves at Risk for Crippling Data Losses (11/26/2013)
‘Planned maintenance’ CRIPPLES nearly HALF of all Salesforce instances in Europe, US (11/26/2013)
OracleVoice: Modern Business Nightmare: The Staggering Costs When Your Cloud Goes Down – Forbes (11/26/2013)
(10/26/2013)
Infosecurity – Cloud Migration Introduces Gaping Risk, and Little Management (10/26/2013)
The scariest business data horror stories [infographic] – Cloud Tech News (10/26/2013)
The Dark Side of the Cloud: IBM Partner Gives Folks Two Weeks to Move Data (9/26/2013)
Cloud failure and the flight to Amazon | ZDNet (9/26/2013)
(8/26/2013)
(8/2/2013)
(5/26/2013)
Why Most Cloud Computing Companies are Doomed to Fail – Forbes (3/26/2013)
Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures | Andi Mann – Ubergeek (1/17/2013)
Amazon Power Outage Exposes Risks Of Cloud Computing (2/26/2012)
Horror stories: when the Cloud goes wrong | PC Pro (video) (11/26/2011)
(9/26/2009)

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