RBS and NatWest IT failure blamed on junior employee

Sarah Coles
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We all have bad days at work occasionally, but for one IT employee in India, this could well be the worst day of their career. A technology website has claimed that the computer error which sent RBS into a tailspin, created a week of hell for thousands of customers and will end up costing millions of pounds to rectify, was down to one individual based in India.

So what happened, and could it happen elsewhere?