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Posted on: 27 Jun 2017 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

AA Password reset email caused chaos!!

 
 

It’s been reported that the car insurance giant the AA, caused themselves all sorts of issues on Monday after accidentally sending a password update email to users. The alert that went out resulted in many motorists trying to login and change their passwords.

All it did was cause mayhem which overloaded the servers and made them inaccessible to the users. Users were then furious because they couldn’t access their profiles and they feared that hackers had gained access to their accounts. The AA have confirmed that nothing was changed, and no attack happened the downtime was purely down to the servers becoming overloaded.

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