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Manchester-based reseller Aria PC is offering a £10,000 bounty for information leading to the conviction of miscreants who hit its websites with a sustained denial-of-service attack this week. In a forum post, Aria said it had already reported packet-flooding assaults against its main site and forum to the police, but wanted to …

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Anonymous Coward

Apparently the police have asked them to remove the thread. Pity, I wanted to get some packet logs and collect on that.

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Trollface

Under what authority?

Problem, Officer?

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B-D

Any armchair slueth will tell you

That all a bounty achieves is bringing all the kooks, cranks and phoneys out for a quick buck, thus hampering the real investigation.

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Holmes

Re: Any armchair slueth will tell you

Not to mention making the poeple doing the DDoS (if its a griefer/financial ransom) more likely to continue.

Shame as Aria have always been good to buy from for me.

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Re: Any armchair slueth will tell you

> the real investigation

AS IF!

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Holmes

I don't suppose...

Anyone considered explaining *why* Aria is being attacked?

I assume it's a disgruntled employee or customer, but who knows?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: I don't suppose...

I'd bet it's a disgruntled customer (or maybe a business rival). I find it unlikely that an employee is going to spend money on renting a botnet to attack them constantly.

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B-D

My bet is on a forum member who has been permabanned.

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I am betting...

on a forum employee upsetting someone.

They have one MOD in particular who is a complete ass, he insinuated my wife was a prostitute, which is why I dont buy from Aria any more.

I await his arrival on this thread, as he has turned up on other forums I subscribe to, trying to trash what I say.

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Oh So Generous!

10k doesn't even buy a car these days.

Black hats make that in 5 minutes.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Oh So Generous!

You mean to say that you would turn it down £10K is still nearly a years pay to most of us plebs.

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Re: Oh So Generous!

I mean to say the for anyone to whom 10k is a lot money (that includes me) they won't be in the same social circles as the hackers.

Script kiddies are poor. Hackers make money.

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Anonymous Coward

Turning the tables

This could put some crims in prison for a long time. It only takes one person to take the bait. Then the shitze will hit the fan.

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