Running tests on its billing software, Los Angeles-based Web-hosting company DreamHost accidentally charged customers for an extra year's worth of services. A $7.5 million mistake, according to the company's official blog post titled "Um, Whoops."
Hello.. how's your morning going? I hope it's been a little better than mine. We had a teensy eensy weensy little billing error last night... my first clue something was up when I saw this morning's daily billing report (so far): $7,500,000.
Some customers didn't take kindly to the post's tone, one describing it as "a picture of Homer Simpson and some lulzy hipster prose." Another wrote: "Thanks for the jokes. I'm out of here." (Photo by Topato)