LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Banking giant JPMorgan Chase is the latest financial institution to fall victim to a suspected hacker.
The bank said it was victimized by a “distributed denial of service” attack.
Chase websites were replaced with a message that said the system was temporarily down, but mobile apps were still available. The website has since been restored.
“Chase.com & JPMorgan Online are back up. We’re sorry it was such a rough day and we really appreciate your patience,” Chase Bank tweeted to customersTuesday night.
Paul Joseph Watson
March 19, 2013
Millions of Chase Bank customers were affected by an unfortunately timed glitch which resulted in their checking and savings accounts showing a zero balance for several hours yesterday, prompting many to take to Twitter and express panic that their money had been stolen.
Many took to Twitter to vent their anger, with innumerable people believing that their money had been stolen. Unsurprisingly, it seems that people who owed money to Chase did not see their debt reduced to zero.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Millions of Chase Bank customers across the U.S. who use online and mobile banking saw their checking and savings accounts with a zero balance on Monday.
The banking giant said the problem was an internal glitch.
“We have a technology problem regarding customers’ balance information,” Chase said in a statement. “It has nothing to do with cyber threats. It is an internal issue. We are very sorry to our customers for the inconvenience. This began earlier this evening. It is not confined to the West Coast.”
The problem lasted a few hours. It was resolved around 7:30 p.m. PT.
Last week, the bank said it was victimized by a “distributed denial of service” attack. Chase websites were replaced with a message that said the system was temporarily down, but mobile apps were still available.