HSBC has successfully recovered from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which saw a number of its websites brought down, making it impossible for customers to use internet banking services.
The international bank stressed that no customer data was impacted by the attack in a statement posted on its website:
On 18 October 2012 HSBC servers came under a denial of service attack which affected a number of HSBC websites around the world.
This denial of service attack did not affect any customer data, but did prevent customers using HSBC online services, including internet banking.
We are taking appropriate action, working hard to restore service. We are pleased to say that some sites are now back up and running.
We are cooperating with the relevant authorities and will cooperate with other…
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