Attack disrupts HSBC online banking services in the UK on tax deadline
HSBC customers in the U.K. who waited until the last day to pay their taxes might have had trouble doing so because the institution’s online banking system was unavailable Friday.
In an emailed statement, the bank said that it was the target of a denial-of-service attack which affected its U.K. personal banking website.
“HSBC has successfully defended against the attack, and customer transactions were not affected,” the company said. “We are working hard to restore normal service.”
In addition to today being the last day when private individuals can pay the tax owed for the year that ended on Apr. 5, 2015, it is also a pay day.
The company has been answering a large number of complaints from frustrated customers via its Twitter account.