HSBC Online Banking Hit By Cyber Attack

HSBC has been hit by a cyber attack barrage disrupting online services on a key day for account holders dealing with salary payments – and two days ahead of a tax self-assessment deadline.

Customers were told to visit their local branch for all urgent transactions and the bank said all major branches would remain open on Saturday.

The bank revealed on Friday morning it had been hit by “denial of service” attacks and said it had “successfully defended against the attack”.

HSBC said customer transactions were not affected and that normal service was being resumed, but hours later it said internet and mobile services had still only partially recovered.