The bank, which has branches in Canton, tells customers their accounts are secure.
WXYZ reports that Fifth Third Bank's website was attacked on Tuesday. Fifth Third has branches on both Ford Road and Joy Road in Canton. According to the report, those who attacked the site did not gain access to customer data. The attack denied service to customers, by flooding the site with traffic. On Tuesday, the bank posted the following message on its Facebook page: "We're actively monitoring and assessing delays on 53.com. This slowdown has not impacted customer accounts. We are working to restore online connectivity as soon as possible and will provide updates when available." Clarification: This article has been changed to reflect that the site was attacked, but not "hacked."
The infamous "Anonymous" hacking group claimed responsibility for taking down a popular web hosting service that hosts local preschool's website, among others.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John McKay
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A group of hackers shut down GoDaddy.com, a popular web hosting service Monday, taking down local preschool Branch Line School's website in the process, according to an email by Patch reader Bri Mason. An Internet domain lookup indicated Branch Line School's website is hosted by GoDaddy.com. The website currently is operational again after briefly being inaccessible Monday. Patch reader Bruce Koldys also reported one of his websites being down. He wrote in an email that his site, villazorayda.com, was inaccessible for some time on Monday. "I received notice from my cousin in Florida who is the owner of the museum," he wrote. He said he works on the website remotely from Michigan. CBS reports that the hacking of GoDaddy.com resulted in …