Realtime Worlds' liquidation auction was blitzed off the web on Friday, following an attack on the website of auctioneers Sweeney Kincaid. The online auction of kit from the failed games developer was first postponed by four hours, but after more denial of service attacks, it was eventually moved offline. The auctioneers, …
The price it takes to launch a DDOS is less than the savings that can be made by reducing access to the auction.
Bloody stupid ones then. Deliberately hamstringing the asset auction, thus ensuring that the best price will not be achieved and the number-of-pence-in-the-pound any creditors may eventually get will be lower?
Hint: If you're looking for a culprit, start with a list of those who stand to gain something from this DDOS attack rather than those most likely to be screwed over as a result.
That makes perfect sense...
assuming the parties involved are rational. Millenia of history have yet to provide evidence of rational life on this planet, however.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
It could of been done by a creditor so low on the list, that they will not get paid .
... it was organised by the people who were playing APB... those would be the first in my investigation ¬¬
...perhaps ex-employees who would have means, motive and opportunity.
You seriously looked this up?
"the largest employer of its type in Scotland"
Seriously? These chancers are bigger than Rock Star North, creators of GTA IV, also based in Scotland?