On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Wayne Bickerdike <wayn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Some information from a close source...
>
> It was a plain old S0C7 during their batch process.
>
> All Aussie banks use Cemtex ABA format which has been around for years
> as a transfer format between organisations. You would think that there
> is a validate step before running the transactions against their
> databases.
>
>
> A couple of things:
>
> Most of the support is now with the sub-continent...
> The previous grey-haired support staff were either laid off or moved
> to "greener pastures"
> Not many local staff are competent to manually reprocess or react to
> this situation.
>
> As a previous poster noted, probably the new transaction batch goes to
> a GDG, the failed process was missed and batch read yesterday's GDG
> and hence all the double transactions.
>
> My same source related the tale of a person in same bank who received
> an EBCDIC file, opened it in Windows and saved it back as ASCII. The
> file was duly transferred for processing on the mainframe. Most of the
> packed data was garbaged ......
>
> Oh my, dumb and dumber....
>
> Frightening.

>
> On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Shane <ibm-m...@tpg.com.au> wrote:
> > As if.
> > Can't you just imagine a major Aussie Bank doing that. You were at Bank
> > of NSW when they had the IMS fiasco Steve - how much info on that got
> > out ? (via Bank press releases I mean :-)
> >
> > Shane ...
> >
> > On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:52:08 +1100
> > Stephen Mednick wrote:
> >
> >> One wonders if a detailed explanation of what transpired will be
> >> forthcoming as was the case back in July when the DBS Bank in
> >> Singapore had a major outage.
> >
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