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OcUK DDoS attack - £10,000 reward

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spie, Jan 21, 2009.

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  1. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    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.

    Sales - UK 0870 443 0880
    Sales - International +44 870 443 0880
    Support - UK 0871 222 8528
    Support - International +44 871 222 8528
    Systems Support - UK 0871 222 8529
    Systems Support - International +44 871 222 8529
     
  2. Aero

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 19, 2007

    Posts: 3,127

    OOh good luck hope you get them!

    Aero
     
  3. ironman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,419

    Location: South Central L.A.

    It was Fox, i'll email you my bank details:D
     
  4. randal

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2006

    Posts: 11,673

    The plot thickens... understand why nothing has been said now!
     
  5. Alex UK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 25, 2007

    Posts: 2,118

    Location: Brighton

    Blimey, didn't realise this was so serious. :eek:

    I hope all is sorted soon.
     
  6. iamdjdz

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2006

    Posts: 3,667

    Location: Liverpool

    Woa.

    Damn I wish I was more computer literate.
     
  7. Nymins

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 7, 2007

    Posts: 9,915

    Location: Belfast

    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 :( :D
     
  8. Rainmaker

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 18, 2007

    Posts: 7,433

    Location: Liverpool

    Can't talk..... loading Putty.... :D
    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 :mad: Best of luck guys.
     
  9. CliffyBiro

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 26,305

    *Dons Detective Costume



    *oh, and a Wizard's hat
     
  10. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 33,512

    Location: Staffordshire

    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.
     
  11. Andr3w

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 18,858

    Location: England

    Good idea, i wonder if the person would turn themself in for 10k lol
     
  12. Viper²

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 9,981

    Columbo is on the case.
     
  13. FrenchTart

    Don

    Joined: May 16, 2005

    Posts: 30,122

    Location: Manchester

    Someone sign a confession and then hand it to ocuk. Quick £10k for you :)

    Seriously though, hope it gets sorted.
     
  14. alex24

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 1, 2008

    Posts: 10,671

    Location: Chelmsford, UK

    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.
     
  15. Nico_Joey

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 3, 2008

    Posts: 910

    Location: Land Based

    Bah! :mad: Hope things get sorted asap, im sure some more computer literate members could help :)

    x2 :(
     
  16. Dup

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 10, 2006

    Posts: 9,335

    Location: East Lancs

    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?
     
  17. Rroff

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 49,862

    Good luck with getting it sorted quickly and I hope someone gets some jail time out of this.
     
  18. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 27,750

    Location: Middle of England


    Bumped to Front page.
     
  19. Snakedoctor

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 13, 2007

    Posts: 3,952

    Kinda thought as much. Hope the evil swines are caught.
     
  20. St0rmer66

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 31, 2004

    Posts: 4,550

    Location: Harrogate, North Yorks

    Where's Tefal when you need him?
     
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