HSBC back online

LONDON: British bank HSBC said on Saturday that its internet and mobile banking services were fully up and running again after it was hit by a cyber-attack. “HSBC internet and mobile banking are now fully recovered. Thanks for your patience and again we apologise for the disruption,” the bank said on Twitter. HSBC said it had successfully repelled Friday’s attack although customers trying to access their accounts suffered disruptions. The bank has 17 million personal and business customers in Britain but did not say how many were affected. Friday’s disruption came on payday for many Britons and just days ahead of a January 31 deadline for self-employed individuals to pay tax. HSBC said it would waive fees incurred by customers as a result of the incident.