Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bank of America website having issues


Updated at 4:45 p.m. 

Bank of America's website appears to be having issues today, with slow load times and occasional messages saying the site can't be accessed.

"The website is not down, it’s available, although some customers may experience occasional slowness," spokesman Mark Pipitone said in an email. "We are working to ensure full availability. Customers may use other channels such as ATMs and banking centers to conduct their business, if necessary."

He said the bank is looking into the cause of the difficulties.

Fox Business reported that a source told them the site was down because of a cyber attack from a group claiming to be affiliated with an Islamic terrorist organization. The group wrote on a site called Pastebin earlier today that they would launch an attack on Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange starting at 2 p.m. They said the attack would continue until the controversial video that mocks the Prophet Muhammad and Islam is taken down, according to the message.

The bank did not confirm or deny the rumors, but Pipitone wrote: "We continuously take proactive measures to secure our systems."

Last October, the bank's website was down or slow for the better part of a week. While Bank of America did not disclose the reason for the issues, a spokeswoman said it was not because of hacking or malicious software.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

We see that same message on the Charlotte Observer website almost every day. Perhaps an article on that might be "interesting."

Anonymous said...

You guys at the Observer are a real piece of work. You couldn't stand to leave the positive news about Bank of America up for 5 minutes without replacing it with something negative. You morons should realize this town employs lots of bank employees who help fund YOUR paycheck!

jjw901 said...

I got in just fine. Ever think it might be the tool you used or maybe just heavy internet traffic? No, I guess not. It must have been incredibly difficult for you to post the earlier positive story on BOA.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:25, credit to Matt Taibbi:

At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we'll all be paying for until the end of time. Did you hear about the plot to rig global interest rates? The $137 million fine for bilking needy schools and cities? The ingenious plan to suck multiple fees out of the unemployment checks of jobless workers? Take your eyes off them for 10 seconds and guaranteed, they'll be into some stuff again: This bank is like the world's worst-behaved teenager, taking your car and running over kittens and fire hydrants on the way to Vegas for the weekend, maxing out your credit cards in the three days you spend at your aunt's funeral. They're out of control, yet they'll never do time or go out of business, because the government remains creepily committed to their survival, like overindulgent parents who refuse to believe their 40-year-old live-at-home son could possibly be responsible for those dead hookers in the backyard.

It's been four years since the government, in the name of preventing a depression, saved this megabank from ruin by pumping $45 billion of taxpayer money into its arm. Since then, the Obama administration has looked the other way as the bank committed an astonishing variety of crimes – some elaborate and brilliant in their conception, some so crude that they'd be beneath your average street thug. Bank of America has systematically ripped off almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, depositors, homeowners, shareholders, pensioners and taxpayers. It brought tens of thousands of Americans to foreclosure court using bogus, "robo-signed" evidence – a type of mass perjury that it helped pioneer. It hawked worthless mortgages to dozens of unions and state pension funds, draining them of hundreds of millions in value. And when it wasn't ripping off workers and pensioners, it was helping to push insurance giants like AMBAC into bankruptcy by fraudulently inducing them to spend hundreds of millions insuring those same worthless mortgages.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bank-of-america-too-crooked-to-fail-20120314#ixzz26qnFlyet

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is due to the writers use of google Chrome, one IE that tracks just about every site you visit. The Observer also is plainly out to destroy the banking industry, probably on orders from the Obama Administration. Sorry folks, we need another news outlet. Also, seems the kids in Charlotte are now acting like those in the middle-east when someone just might be disrespected!

Anonymous said...

@3:17 - Since when is Rolling Stone considered to be a credible, unbiased news source? Clearly written by one of the 47%...

Anonymous said...

Bank of America Hit By Cyber Attack

http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/09/18/bank-america-website-experiencing-sporadic-outages/

Sarah Baldwin said...

I, for one, have been trying to log-in to Bank of America's online banking site for hours from Maine without success. Was happy to read this and learn that I am not alone. Thanks for reporting this, and I'm sorry to read the rude comments that others have left for you.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is due to the writers use of google Chrome, one IE that tracks just about every site you visit. "


Just like the sorry damn FAKEBOOK. Get off the computer and phone for the love of GOD!

Anonymous said...

From the inside:

BofA employees are able to log in easily through the bank's network, but not externally.

J said...

I tried to log on unsuccessfully about 7:30 this morning. I tried again at 8:30 and got in, although it was quite slow. I just wanted to see what cleared last night and edit an upcoming online bill payment, and was able to do so. I always suspect these things are the fault of my own faulty equipment; it's always comforting to find others in the same boat.

Anonymous said...

Heres the truth. Everyone wants to blame or claim responsibility for banks pcs and atms going down. I've been putting this into mans conscience for awhile and now it's happening. Solar Flares, CME’s and sunlight, sun’s energy, radiation and substance added to Water, air, and food with God, His word, His Son, His Son's Blood and Holy spirit, truth, purity and righteousness, is coming for Bank of America and all that exists in the universe, Earth , All heavens and beyond, Past present and future, Eternally and NO-ONE can remove Him from there in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Solar Flares and CME's Plus God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the Light and energy of the Sun is upon the wage earner exploiters of Bank Of America and other banks as the Lord being a swift witness against them and those who support them, as well as All others for a blessing or curse, to each his own reward for what they have done to others and continue doing so without repentance when asked to.
Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
The Reign and Indignation of God
Isaiah 66:14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like grass; The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, And His indignation to His enemies.
15 For behold, the Lord will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by His sword The Lord will judge all flesh; And the slain of the Lord shall be many.
17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, To go to the gardens
After an idol in the midst, Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,
Shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Malachi 3
The Coming Messenger
1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness.
4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the Lord, As in the days of old, As in former years.
5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.
6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’
Do Not Rob God
8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;
12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
The People Complain Harshly
13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the Lord, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’
14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the Lord of hosts?
15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt God and go free.’”
A Book of Remembrance
16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.
17 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.

Anonymous said...

Malachi 4
The Great Day of God
1 “For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
3 You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts.
4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Psalm 21:9
You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them.
Psalm 89:46
How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Isaiah 9:19
Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts The land is burned up, And the people shall be as fuel for the fire; No man shall spare his brother.
Ezekiel 21:31
I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
Ezekiel 22:21
Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.
Ezekiel 22:31
Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 38:19
For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,