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Massive CBA Outage Traced To Failed Infrastructure Upgrade

Thursday’s massive 12-hour outage at the Commonwealth Bank – which left millions of Australians unable to directly transfer or receive funds has been traced to a meltdown in an infrastructure upgrade.

The consequent outage saw non-CBA customers who were meant to receive money from Australia’s biggest bank on its biggest transaction day condemned to wait until early this week for funds to clear.

CBA is known to be a heavyweight Dell user across its platforms. And like most banks, it’s also a hefty Oracle user.

As reported by iTnews, Oracle shipped a very large critical patch update earlier last week, some of which carried vulnerability scores as high as 9.8 and 10 and affected financial services products.

“We have been working to restore the network systems overnight and they are now returning to normal,” a CBA spokesperson said.

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