Dev Loses $440 Million in 28 minutes | The Night Capital Catastrophe

On August 1st, 2012, a quiet morning in New York soon erupted into chaos on Wall Street. Knight Capital, one of the largest trading firms, faced a catastrophic failure, losing a staggering $440 million in less than an hour. The question remains: who is to blame for this debacle – man or machine?

Photonic Computing

Photonic computing promises faster data processing speeds and heralds a new age of energy-efficient computing solutions.

When the Clouds Darkened - Unpacking the AWS US-East-1 Outage

On December 7, 2021, the digital world experienced a significant disruption. Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world's most extensive cloud service providers, faced a substantial outage in its US-East-1 region. The impact was far-reaching, affecting numerous online services and applications, from popular streaming platforms to everyday services.

How One Line of Code Almost Blew Up the Internet

The digital realm is intricately woven into the fabric of our modern society, and at its core lies an intricate network of codes. Each line of this code bears the potential to either sustain the digital world as we know it or disrupt it entirely. Let's delve into a fascinating incident that nearly shook the internet's foundation – a tale of how a single line of code in Cloudflare's system almost led to a catastrophic leakage of private information. This incident is a stark reminder of the fragility of the digital infrastructure we often take for granted and the critical importance of rigorous testing and code review processes. Buckle up for a deep dive into the incident that almost blew up the internet on February 24, 2017.

How GitHub's Database Self-Destructed in 43 Seconds

On October 21st, 2018, GitHub, the world's leading software development platform, experienced a significant operational mishap. During routine maintenance work on their East Coast network, connectivity to a hub was severed, creating a network partition between the East Coast data center and everything else. This incident led to GitHub losing half of its servers. Although the maintenance crew restored the connection in 43 seconds, GitHub experienced an additional 24 hours of service degradation. Users couldn't log in, stale data was served, and the website was read-only.

WannaCry: A Global Cyberattack

In May 2017, the world was plunged into digital chaos by a widespread cyberattack known as WannaCry. Within the blink of an eye, this devastating ransomware attack spread across the globe, infecting over 200,000 computers in 150 countries.