MSE News: HSBC online banking down after 'attack'

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
    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
    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
  • 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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