A hacker was able to break into the database of RockYou, which provides applications and services for social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. If you use any of their applications, you are toast.
Northwest Flight 188 was out of contact for 90 minutes and overshot their destination by 150 miles while at 37,000 feet. Yet air traffic controllers waited about 40 minutes after losing contact with the plane before notifying the military – and fighters were never scrambled.
Your company spent a lot of money on their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. They spent hundreds of hours doing tabletop exercises and full blown deployments to see if everything comes together as it should. But what happens if you need to tinkle?