HSBC say they're being attacked!
HSBC is under attack! Not from Godzilla or anything fun like that, but rather, the bank says that they have "successfully defended" themselves from an attack on their online banking service, but sadly, that means some services are disrupted today.
As such, HSBC are saying sorry to customers who have been trying to log-in today, and found that the service has been unavailable. As it is payday for a lot of people, this is a very inconvenient time for it to happen. It just so happens to be in the week when a lot of people are doing their tax returns too.
One good bit of news is that no customer details have been compromised.
A spokesperson for HSBC said: "HSBC internet banking came under a denial of service attack this morning, which affected personal banking websites in the UK. HSBC has successfully defended against the attack, and customer transactions were not affected. We are working hard to restore services, and normal service is now being resumed."
"We apologise for any inconvenience this incident may have caused."
This comes an outage that customers faced earlier in the month with HSBC. On that occasion, it was blamed not on an attack, but rather, on "a complex technical issue within our systems".