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UK site offers bounty for DDoS attackers




UK site offers bounty for DDoS attackers
UK site offers bounty for DDoS attackers



http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39599492,00.htm 

By Matthew Broersma  
ZDNet.co.uk
22 Jan 2009

A UK-based online computer reseller has offered a 10,000 reward for 
assistance in convicting those responsible for a sustained 
distributed-denial-of-service attack on the site.

Overclockers.co.uk (OcUK), which doubles as a technology-enthusiast site 
and as a reseller of computer goods, said the attack has disrupted its 
retail and forums servers for more than 10 days.

In a forum post [1] on Wednesday, the company said it would pay the 
reward for information that could be used by the Serious Organised Crime 
Agency (Soca) to bring a conviction.

"Instigating these kind of attacks is a serious criminal offence and, 
whilst we have strong suspicions who is behind them, we need more 
evidence," the company stated.

OcUK said the attacks had disrupted server uptime but had not 
compromised site security.

[1] http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17967175 

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