What Are Some Recent Major Computer System Failures Caused By Software Bugs

* In early 2006 problems in a state's financial monitoring software resulted in incorrect election candidate financial reports being made available to the public. The state's election finance reporting web site was shut down until the software was repaired.

* Trading on a major Asian stock exchange was brought to a halt in November of 2005, reportedly due to an error in a system software upgrade. The problem was rectified and trading resumed later the same day.

* A May 2005 newspaper article reported that a major hybrid car manufacturer had to install a software fix on 20,000 vehicles due to problems with invalid engine warning lights and occasional stalling. In the article, an