Caught in the cyber crossfire

One day last week, I tried to get some money from an ATM at HSBC in Moorgate.  The machine took my card, asked me to put in my PIN, then paused for an unusually long time before returning my card and telling me that it couldn’t give me money due to a technical fault.  I then went across the road, tried a Barclays ATM, and had the same experience.

Since I successfully withdrew some money from another HSBC machine a few minutes later, I thought little of the experience at the time.  But it does look as though I was caught up in one of the effects of the recent episode involving Wikileaks,


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