Bank of America Downplays Web Problems

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Bank of America's ( BAC) web site was experiencing difficulties Friday but it's definitely not WikiLeaks, according to a bank spokeswoman.

Numerous mentions of the problems with Bank of America's site were offered across social networks, such as Twitter, earlier in the day.

When contacted by TheStreet Bank of America spokeswoman Tara Burke immediately denied any external forces brining down bank systems.

"It is a small population of customers. I don't break out the number. A majority of our customers are able to bank. Some of the things people are experiencing is like slowness, and it's a result of a routine systems change we made last night," Burke offered prior to TheStreet's even posing a question. "We don't talk about what the systems change was. It could be proprietary. It is not a result of malware WikiLeaks or any form of attack."

The bank is believed to be the target of an impending leak by WikiLeaks, though neither the bank nor WikiLeaks have publicly confirmed this.

The bank halted payments to WikiLeaks at one point, and other companies that have done this have had their client-facing internet sites hacked by WikiLeaks sympathizers. To date, however, Bank of America has not had this problem.

-- Written by Dan Freed in New York.

Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors, reporters and analysts from holding positions in any individual stocks.

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