HACKING group OurMine claim they took down US and UK HSBC servers following a spate of cyber attacks on major tech firm bosses.
The hacking group announced details of the security breach on its website, including links to HSBC’s US and UK sites.
In a shock strike, the so-called security firm took the major bank’s UK and US servers offline on Tuesday.
In a statement, the cyber attackers wrote: “Hello Guys, today we checked HSBC Bank security, and their website was able to be attacked!, and now we took it down.
“If you are working on HSBC Bank, please contact us…we will stop the attack and we will let you know how to protect it from people attacks!”
By early Wednesday, HSBC’s U.S. and U.K. websites appeared to be working normally.
OurMine positions itself on its website as an account and company security firm. “We scan the whole company websites and staffs and give you the weaknesses and how to fix it,” it says.
Buzzfeed reports the company recently claimed to have attacked social media accounts of prominent CEOs in order to promote its business. One if its most prominent alleged attacks was in early June, when it claimed it took over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts. Since then, it claims to have also targeted accounts of the several CEOs including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Uber’s Travis Kalanick, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.
In December, it claimed it attacked WikiLeaks.
In a second post on Tuesday, the group announced it “stopped the attack” after “a staff of HSBC talked with us”.
It is not know whether the hack caused any disruption for HSBC’s online customers.
SECURITY BREACH: The group announced it “stopped the attack” after talking to the bank.
This seems to be an everyday occurrence in today’s “Digital Age”. Make sure you change your passwords regularly….l.