BOA online back up, nixes hacker rumors

CHARLOTTE, NC: Bank of America's online payment service resurrected yesterday afternoon after some customers began receiving a "temporarily unavailable" message. The company denied hackers were involved in the incident.

CHARLOTTE, NC: Bank of America's online payment service resurrected yesterday afternoon after some customers began receiving a "temporarily unavailable" message. The company denied hackers were involved in the incident.

The website trouble began Monday, which resulted in a number rumors suggesting BOA's website could have been potentially hacked by WikiLeaks and another group, Anonymous.

"The intermittent service disruptions that we had yesterday in online banking were not the result of any form of hacking or anything to do with WikiLeaks," said Tara Burke, a BOA spokeswoman. "It did not impact customer information or comprise customer security. The intermittent service disruptions dissipated yesterday afternoon and others last night."

BOA also took to its Twitter page to update its customers of the incident.

Burke declined to comment further on internal communications processes.

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