A representative of JPMorgan Chase confirmed to CNET Tuesday that its consumer banking website had suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
During that time customers were greeted by a message on the site that stated it was “temporarily down” and to attempt to access it later. The representative of the banking giant did not state how long the site had been inactive and how long it would take to get the service to resume.
In recent months, major U.S. banking institutions, including Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo, have been the targets of cyber assaults.
There has been debate on whether the attacks have been launched by a hacktivist group calling itself Martyr Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters or by Iran.