Many hit by ATM bug
ANOTHER COMPUTER BUG STRUCK over the weekend, crippling hundreds of hopeful shoppers and sending many Barbadians into a near panic.
This time around, the malfunction wasn’t only limited to persons trying to withdraw or deposit monies at automatic teller machines (ATMs) across the island. Those doing point of sale transactions also experienced difficulties.
There were even some reports by account holders that funds had disappeared from their accounts.
It was the third such incident in less than a year, following the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Bulgarians in one of the biggest ATM breaches in Barbados’ history last October, and a report of unauthorised withdrawals also via ATMs two months ago.