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Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:48 am

I tried to login into Wells Fargo yesterday and again this AM and no joy. I assume its another DDS attack (I think that what they called it).

Does not leave you feeling too warm and fuzzy. I'm so used to doing everything online I would never want to go back, I was a long time hold out to!
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Grt2bOutdoors » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:51 am

Ah...that explains it. I thought they had fired their entire technology team and moved back to the abacus. :oops:
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:05 pm

Looks to be the same issues as last time.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323277504578189311386094842.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

Either that or they are getting ready for Friday!

hacker group that claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks earlier this fall announced last week that it would resume the activity, according to a report in InformationWeek, an industry trade magazine
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby johnep » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:26 pm

I would feel better if it were another denial of service attack. They attribute it to being busy. i gave up trying to check my account this morning after several tries. I do not know why this morning should have peaked beyond their capacity but apparently they are unable to project usage or provision for it. Disappointing.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby livesoft » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:22 pm

I had no problems logging into WF yesterday nor today. No problems at all.

I'd rather bank at a place that has been tested by DoS attacks than one that has not been.
It's all about short-term opportunistic rebalancing due to a short-term change in one's asset allocation, uh, I mean opportunistic rebalancing, uh I mean rebalancing, uh I mean market timing.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby nisiprius » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:51 pm

johnep wrote:I would feel better if it were another denial of service attack. They attribute it to being busy.
As Bob Newhart might have said, "A denial-of-service attack creates an unusually high volume of traffic? Well, I suppose it would at that."
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:56 pm

livesoft wrote:I had no problems logging into WF yesterday nor today. No problems at all.

I'd rather bank at a place that has been tested by DoS attacks than one that has not been.


Thats so strange, wonder if its area dependant in some way, I just checked again and no joy. I have no need to login, my sister-in-law ask if I was having an issue, otherwise I would not have a clue.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby sscritic » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:58 pm

I had no problem just now, but I will in the future. I like paper statements, and their big announcement is that I will no longer have online access if I don't accept electronic statements. I can still get on by clicking on "remind me later" on the accept the new terms and conditions page, but I know that "later" will eventually run out.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:03 pm

Well if I really needed to get on I can use the mobile site, that works.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby HueyLD » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:07 pm

sscritic wrote:I like paper statements, and their big announcement is that I will no longer have online access if I don't accept electronic statements. I can still get on by clicking on "remind me later" on the accept the new terms and conditions page, but I know that "later" will eventually run out.

Can you print your own statments from the online pdf statements?

I think WF can do what PenFed does by charging customers for mailing out statements. This way, a customer can choose to either pay for paper statements or print the statements himself.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Sbashore » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:Ah...that explains it. I thought they had fired their entire technology team and moved back to the abacus. :oops:


Actually I'm convinced they fired 'most' of their technology team years ago. :D
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:33 pm

Just for fun I called to see what they would say.

Some people are experiencing delayed login or are unable to login, we have multiple teams working on the issue.


Last I knew we had many uneployed IT Professionals, maybe they can pick up some help :wink:
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby theduke » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:56 pm

I logged in yesterday and this morning with no problem. Just now logged in again.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:51 pm

Now this is starting to become a little irritating at day three. Was able to get on last night, no issue, this AM no joy. I don’t have any personal banking needs but my work place does!

Had my SIL give it whirl being she has a completely different ISP and is about 30 miles from my work place and no go for her as well.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby livesoft » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Still no evidence of problems for me.

Maybe your sister's computer or yours or someone's in the larger geographic area have been taken over by hackers?
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:59 pm

livesoft wrote:Still no evidence of problems for me.

Maybe your sister's computer or yours or someone's in the larger geographic area have been taken over by hackers?


The finance officer at work just called WF, “We are doing some site integration/upgrades we expect the site to be up soon, please check back soon” not word for word but close.

It’s so strange to me that its only certain parts of the area, one would think its all or nothing. Now I wonder what kind of upgrades we will see, should be interesting. I starting to feel like a WF test bed.

Edit: Its comming back, get the splash page anyway.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:06 pm

Well I guess this explains why some get on and others do not.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/banking/2012/12/possible-cyber-attack-swamping-wells.html

Just go to show what happens when you live on the poor side of the tracks :wink:
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby theduke » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:36 am

Well, when I was at my home in NC, I had no problem logging on. I am now visiting my son in KY, and the Wells Fargo website won't even come up.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby hicabob » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:42 am

wellsfargo.com is dead in the SF Bay Area too. Was also yesterday.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby ThatGuy » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:01 pm

I'm in the Bay Area and I was on the site yesterday as well as this morning.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby hicabob » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:08 pm

ThatGuy wrote:I'm in the Bay Area and I was on the site yesterday as well as this morning.



Just got on the WF sign in page - timed out though.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby G12 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:16 pm

This WF web scenario is on day 3 for me and beginning to cause some serious chafing if you know what I mean.
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Re: Wells Fargo Web Site Down Again

Postby Jay69 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:04 pm

I wonder how long an DOS attack could keep a web page down? As in WF if wosre came to worse I could drive down the the local branch and do whatever needs to done.

If one was using a online only bank lets say for an EM fund would kind of stink if you needed the cash and it took you 2 weeks to get as you sit on hold and you can't login.

btw WF is back up for now.
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