Did you try logging into your Bank of America Account on Friday? Service was intermittent all day long. The Bank could not be accessed by Mobile, nor by Cable Internet, nor by Wireless HotSpot. Bank of America is in Denial, but it is obvious that Annoyed Hackers took it down.
Those who "Love to Hate B of A" were amused to see the Bank's Website crashing and unavailable today. But those trying to access their account were terribly inconvenienced. Bank of America went into Full Damage Control, issuing the usual statements of "Website Maintenance" and "Upgrades".
But Everybody knew what had happened - B of A's new $5 per month Debit Card Fee, even if you only bought a $2 cup of Starbucks, had brought on the wrath of The Hackers.
The SF Weekly Blog has this Article on the Hacking (click on the Image to visit SF Weekly)
What Will You Do regarding Debit Card Fees? It's easy to pay Cash at restaurants, stores, gas stations - but what about Online Transactions? Do you have Bank of America Checking or Savings Accounts? Will you Close The Accounts in Protest?
Bank of America's Response to the Outage
Bank of America said Friday that problems with its website are not related to any online breaches or attacks.
The $2.36 trillion bank posted a message on its homepage, saying simply that the site was temporary unavailable.
Tara Burke, a spokeswoman for BofA, says "some" BofA customers reported having trouble accessing their online banking accounts. But "a majority of our customers can bank online."
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Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker Tallahassee, Florida