Hacker "knocked out" the HSBC's website in the UK, U.S.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hacker "knocked out" the HSBC's website in the UK, U.S.

Many clients can not access the website for HSBC in the UK and the U.S. for many hours in the day October 18th due to bank host system has suffered an attack from hackers.

Photo: ZDNet


HSBC UK has posted information on their website for confirmation attack-denial-of-service (DDoS) caused some HSBC website in some countries paralyzed, can not access.

HSBC said the attacks do not affect the customer data but block the entire HSBC online services, including Internet Banking service. HSBC is working with authorities to investigate the attacks.

On all day October 19th, all systems HBSC website worldwide return to normal activities.

According to Softpedia technology, derived from the hacker group attacks Iran for the purpose of political activity (hacktivist) called "The Warrior's network Izz ad-Din al-Qassam." The group claimed responsibility for the attack the HSBC website and said it will continue to expand attacks on the U.S. banking system website.

On October 18th, another bank in the United States is Ally Bank also suffered a denial of service attack blocking traffic website.

Thus, from the beginning of the opening statement the attack, Iranian hacker group gave many websites to U.S. banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BB & T, the credit card issuer Capital One ...

Distributed Denial of Servic (DDoS ): a form of blocking system ("draining" bandwidth) with a huge traffic at the same time that the server can not respond and become paralyzed. 
Tools for cybercriminals DDoS attacks usually botnets formed by the "machine code" (zombie computers infected with malicious code and to be controlled by cybercriminals). The average number of botnet from a few thousand to several hundred thousand or even a few million for known botnet Zeus.