BA blames bank holiday IT outage on technician pulling the plug

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IT contractor blamed for causing BA chaos by, literally, pulling out a plug in the data centre

British Airways has attributed its 'global IT outage' over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May to "human error", claiming that the data centre was sent into meltdown after an IT engineer pulled...

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