MSE News: HSBC online banking down after 'attack'

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HSBC customers have been locked out of their online accounts for the second time this month, after the bank said it had "successfully defended" itself against a denial of service attack....
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  • Rich2808
    Rich2808 Posts: 1,332 Forumite
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    Yes the app is down so can't login at all.

    Won't this be payday again for many - same thing happened last month. If you do it on payday you cause maximum chaos as the transaction volumes are greater. Whoever is doing this isn't stupid.
  • ElusiveLucy
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    Last time was an HSBC technical issue, this time it is a denial of service attack. Both are equally frustrating for us the customers though!
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
  • Oblivion
    Oblivion Posts: 20,248 Forumite
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    MSE News? Bit late on parade MSE Steve. It was news when I started my thread at 9:07 this morning. :rotfl:
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  • badger09
    badger09 Posts: 11,247 Forumite
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    App working ok for me on ios:)
  • ElusiveLucy
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    My android app isn't working.......still! Not happy on pay day!
    What goes around comes around.....I hope!
  • poppy10_2
    poppy10_2 Posts: 6,575 Forumite
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    Last time was an HSBC technical issue, this time it is a denial of service attack.
    Bit coincidental that they have been down twice in a matter of a few days. Think they tried to cover up the original attack by claiming it was a technical issue
    poppy10
  • td_007
    td_007 Posts: 1,212 Forumite
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    I think the website was brough down by the collective mind power of all the frustrated HSBC account applicants who are fed up with the downright moronic demands made by HSBC!!
  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,552 Forumite
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    Procrastinated for a week, but finally finished filing my taxes on Friday morning. No big deal, just used the Santander 123 money making 3% instead.
  • One-Eye
    One-Eye Posts: 66,678 Forumite
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    HSBC goes down nearly as often as the MSE forums ;)
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