Bank of America Website Isn't Working
Bank says it's not a cyberattack, just an upgrade glitch
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2011 3:25 PM CST
A screen shot of the bank's out-of-order notice.   (

(Newser) – The nation's biggest online banking site is on the fritz for many of its 29 million customers. Bank of America officials say it's not a cyberattack, just a glitch resulting from an upgrade over the weekend, reports the Charlotte Observer. No customer information has been compromised, said a spokesperson. The slowness began yesterday, and now many customers are getting a "temporarily unavailable" notice at the site.

The bank drew the ire of the hackers known as Anonymous last year when it stopped accepting WikiLeaks payments, but the group tweeted today that it's not responsible for the trouble, notes Mashable. Even if it's not a cyberattack, it's still a pain, writes Sarah Kessler: The first of the month is bill-paying day for many.

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Mar 1, 2011 10:24 PM CST
Never understood why the average person would want to get treated like a number, let alone get fleeced out of their hard earned money by all the bankster's fee's just for letting them hold YOUR money! I have never personally have ever had to use a for profit"bank" service through out any of my 20+ years, that I couldn't get from my local non-profit credit union. Maybe some one can explain just what exactly is the benefit that I must not be seeing! Higher fees? More fees? Worst rates? Than C/U's ! Why, when most anyone can become a member of a credit union, where people usually know you by name and usually get better rates, lower fees, and less fees would anyone want to ever use a for profit bank? Here is a short video for you to watch about the banks I think you will like.
Mar 1, 2011 8:01 PM CST
ally (gmac) did the same thing last month it went on for two weeks
Mar 1, 2011 6:38 PM CST
It's BOA covering their ass before the Wikileaks dump. Cover-up.