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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:53   #1
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Exclamation OcUK DDoS attack - £10,000 reward

Over the last 10 days OcUK servers have been subject to sustained DDoS attacks that have disrupted our on-line store and forums servers. Instigating these kind of attacks is a serious criminal offence and whilst we have strong suspicions who is behind them we need more evidence.

I am offering £10,000 to anyone who can provide evidence that leads to a conviction. You can provide this information anonymously if you want to via jobs@overclockers.co.uk but the evidence must be something that SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) can use. If you do reveal your identity we will only disclose it to the Police with your permission.

I'd like to apologise to all our customers and forum members for any inconvenience caused. I cannot discuss what action is being taken to protect OcUK from these attacks but I assure you wheels are in motion.

In the meantime, think about what £10K could do for you right now.

Please note - site security has NOT been compromised. Just server uptime, so if you have difficulty placing your order online please call us.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:53   #2
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OOh good luck hope you get them!

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #3
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It was Fox, i'll email you my bank details

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #4
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The plot thickens... understand why nothing has been said now!

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #5
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Blimey, didn't realise this was so serious.

I hope all is sorted soon.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #6
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Woa.

Damn I wish I was more computer literate.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #7
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Good way of getting it sorted. I'm sure a lot of people will be after them now! Pity i have no idea on how to track the people responsible

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:54   #8
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Can't talk..... loading Putty....
EDIT: Should have added this is a horrible situation to be put into, and I seriously hope you find who did this and nuke them from orbit etc etc once SOCA has finished with them Best of luck guys.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:55   #9
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:55   #10
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I just can't begin to imagine what kind of financial disruption this must be having if £10k can be awarded to someone who can identify the cause.

Hope this gets resolved quickly.


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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:56   #11
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Good idea, i wonder if the person would turn themself in for 10k lol

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:56   #12
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Columbo is on the case.
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:56   #13
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Someone sign a confession and then hand it to ocuk. Quick £10k for you

Seriously though, hope it gets sorted.
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:57   #14
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That's pretty darn bad, I hate to think how much business has been lost. I really hope there's a way you can get compensated.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:58   #15
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Bah! Hope things get sorted asap, im sure some more computer literate members could help

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:58   #16
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I hope you get back online soon guys, and ultimately convict these pathetic individuals. I've been trying to get on the shop all day and all I could think was that it must be doing your business some serious harm.

Do you think this is a negative side of having the community forum?

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 17:58   #17
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Good luck with getting it sorted quickly and I hope someone gets some jail time out of this.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:00   #18
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In the meantime, think about what £10K could do for you right now.

Bumped to Front page.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:00   #19
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Kinda thought as much. Hope the evil swines are caught.
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:00   #21
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Jesus, it's scary to think how much this must cost an online company. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

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We need an e-fit of something.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:01   #23
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I don't even know what a DDoS attack is so wouldn't know where to start.


Maybe an idea to check the ip addresses of all recently banned users?


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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:01   #24
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I feel better for knowing the facts

Be plenty of people on the case now probs.

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:01   #25
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Hope this gets resolved soon, some people really are pathetic.

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I don't even know what a DDoS attack is so wouldn't know where to start.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ddos#Distributed_attack

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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:02   #27
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Well id imagine its an individual with a grudge to bear. So that must narrow things down a tad.

proving its the difficult part i guess!

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Did this start when the 280GTX's were being sold cheap as chips.??

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I don't even know what a DDoS attack is so wouldn't know where to start.


Maybe an idea to check the ip addresses of all recently banned users?
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Old 21st Jan 2009, 18:03   #30
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I'm guessing Spie is asking for people who know and can help prove the person responsible? After all without server logs and various other details there's no much one could discover 'cold'.

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