Originally Published: Wednesday, 29 December 1999 Author: Derrick H. Lewis
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

UK has the pre-Y2K Gitters.

Many people where not able to process credit card transactions on Wednesday. The millennium bug hit a payment system used by global banking giant HSBC Holdings. Racal Electronics, swipe card machines maker, said that some 20,000 of its terminals including 14,000 operated by HSBC refused to work when they hit a glitch ticking over into a four day data-checking period that included January 1, 2000.