The bank's Web site was the victim of a cyberattack yesterday, though the company says its physical branches and ATMs weren't affected.
The multinational bank confirms attack, saying it "did not affect any customer data, but did prevent customers using HSBC online services."
Representative confirms to CNET that the attack is occurring, but can't say how long the site has been down.
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The private social network is in the process of fighting off a spam attack affecting a small number of users.
The service known for hosting millions of Web sites is the victim of a cyberattack that knocked out connections for domains around the world.
In one of the earliest instances of a Heartbleed attack breaking through a private corporate network, security firm Mandiant reports that a client's virtual private network session was successfully hacked.
Using unsuspecting WordPress sites as amplification vectors, a hacker takes down a popular Web site for hours.
The US government designed computerized hacking tools to automate the process of compromising computers with attacks that let it harvest data before it is encrypted, new documents show.
A distributed-denial-of-service attack peaked some 33 percent higher than last year's Spamhaus attack, the previous DDoS record-holder.