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Posted on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 : 2:30 p.m.

PNC, other banks hit with cyber attacks

By Cindy Heflin

PNC and other banks sporadically have been hit by so-called denial-of-service computer attacks that have at times made it difficult for customers to log into their accounts, The Plain Dealer reported.

Among the banks reportedly affected in recent weeks are PNC, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and SunTrust Bank, the Cleveland newspaper reported.

Federal regulators last month warned banks nationwide about another round of DOS attacks after a group known as Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters posted a statement on Dec. 10 that it planned such attacks. The group is the same one that hit the nation's largest banks in September and October — attacking a different bank every day and going in order according to their size.

PNC sent an email to customers about the attacks, The Associated Press reported. PNC said it has been working to block the attacks and maintain online and mobile access for “the vast majority” of customers, AP reported.



Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 8:14 p.m.

United is the best for service!


Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 2:36 a.m.

Get 'em! Power to the people! PNC is a terrible bank, all fees, no service.


Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 3:48 p.m.

No, my trouble with them is with corporate " Wealth Management". When PNC took over National City, our families trusts were locked in the takeover, then the assets were frozen, all the while PNC was charging their outrageous rates to 'manage' the trusts, $400/month for 12 years, which were actually TIAACREF funds, that they had no authority over. They bungled our taxes four of those twelve years, resulting in IRS fines and penalties, but this was not revealed to us until our court-ordered removal of PNC as co-trustee took effect. Speaking of local branches, I took some small dollar-value checks written to me, drawn on PNC accounts, to the Main Street branch, and they refused to cash/honor them, unless I opened a checking account with PNC. So is a check drawn from PNC funds good or not? They would not honor their own customers checks, from that very branch, to another customer! How many hundreds of thousands of dollars do you need to have with a bank to get some decent service? Should I talk about how they tried to tow our car from the lot when we were inside for a meeting about the trust? Because the parking lot security was not there when we came in, so he couldn't verify that we were customers who deserved to be in its lot? No offense to people who work at banks, but the world would be better off without usury. It used to be a sin, you know.


Sat, Jan 5, 2013 : 3:23 p.m.

Actually, I have had good, helpful service from PNC. Perhaps the problem is with your particular branch and you need to go to another?