A malware alert left hundreds of Bank of America customers panicking
Hundreds of Bank of America customers had trouble accessing their bank accounts yesterday due to Avast and AVG antivirus engines flagging the site as “malware.”
According to reports, hundreds of Bank of America customers had trouble accessing their bank accounts yesterday due to Avast and AVG antivirus engines flagging the site as “malware.”
Naturally, seeing a virus alert when visiting their banking website would worry any customer.
“I’m using Home Banking site for Bank of America. When I try to log in I get: HTML:PhishingBank-COV [Phish] virus warning… Bank of America says everything is fine on their end and that it is an error with Avast,” stated a Reddit user.
A spokesperson at cybersecurity malware and threat monitoring company, Astra Security told SecurityReport.com, “We’ve received hundreds of hits on our system monitoring infections. And we spoke to multiple Bank of America customers about this who were concerned.”
One customer asked Astra, “When I log into my bank I get an anti-virus warning that there is an HTML:phishingBank-COV hack. Is this on my computer or coming from the bank?”
Multiple reports of panicking users surfaced
Other reports about the malware alert surfaced on Reddit, along with panicky Twitter users questioning what’s going on?
Some were concerned if Bank of America’s systems were compromised.