Last week, HSBC’s online banking sites suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that rendered the sites inaccessible by customers.
The cyberattack was initially believed to have originated from an Islamist group that has already claimed responsibility for causing similar site outages for Bank of America, Chase, Capital One, PNC Bank and more.
However, hacker group Anonymous has come forth to say that it has obtained information of 20,000 HSBC debit cards as it claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks on HSBC’s websites.
HSBC has released a statement saying that no customer data has been affected. In a Twitter update, Anonymous said, “This isn’t entirely correct. We also managed to log 20,000 debit card details.”