Overclockers in DDoS appeal

Online retailer offers ?10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of attackers
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Overclockers is offering a reward of £10,000 for information leading to the conviction of anyone involved in the recent attack on the company's servers.

The online retailer, which won a PC Retail award in last year's ceremony, said in a statement that it had sustained a ten day-long DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, which had slowed down its web operation and impacted its ordering systems.

It was however keen to stress that at no point had the retailer's secure data been breached.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the firm said: "Over the last ten days OcUK servers have been subject to sustained DDoS attacks that have disrupted our online store and forums servers."

He also said that the retailer had suspicions about who had organised the attack, but appealed for more information. "Instigating these kind of attacks is a serious criminal offence and whilst we have strong suspicions who is behind them we need more evidence.

"[Overclocker is] offering £10,000 to anyone who can provide evidence that leads to a conviction," he added.

Anyone with information about the attack is being urged to contact the retailer anonymously. If you have any information, you can email it by clicking here.

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