HSBC links to porn site

HSBC links to porn site

HSBC customers who clicked a link on the bank's Hong Kong site were confronted with more than their balances after being redirected to a porn site.

Until this week, anyone clicking a link purporting to direct visitors to the Young Entrepreneur awards page was infact taken to the adult site showing pornographic images.

According to the South China Morning Post, the cock-up happened because when the awards were killed off in 2011 the organisers allowed the URL to expire, after which it was acquired by the porn site.

HSBC hastily removed the link earlier this week, issuing a statement saying: "HSBC is not in any way associated with the external third-party website. HSBC would like to apologise to the public for any inconvenience caused."

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