The Post Office Goes Tits-Up Nationwide After Computer Crash

By Sam Gibbs on at

It looks like the Post Office is having yet more issues, and again they’re pretty serious. The whole of the UK’s 11,800 Post Offices have been taken offline due to a central computer system crash, which kicked off at midday making the place even more miserable than usual.

Apparently customers have been left wanting, with pretty much all transactions being crippled by the server crash -- some Post Offices aren’t even able to take cash for goods right now.

The Post Office is keeping people abreast over Twitter and has released a public apology saying it’s scrambling to do all it can.

"The Post Office apologises to its customers for the inconvenience caused by a computer problem currently affecting the service at branches across the UK.  We are very sorry for any difficulties this has caused our customers. We are doing everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible and restore a full service to all branches."

Suffice to say – now is not the time to pop down and buy some stamps for that snail mail letter you need to post to your Aunt in Australia. Rumours that Anonymous might be involved are probably wide of the mark. [The Register]

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