The website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) has been taken offline following a cyber attack.
Soca confirmed to the BBC that soca.gov.uk had suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
A spokesman said the site was taken offline at 22:30 on Wednesday, but that the attack did not "pose a security risk to the organisation".
The website has been targeted in the past by members of "hacktivist" group LulzSec. In June 2011, they forced the site offline using similar tactics.
Alleged members of the group were subsequently arrested in connection with the attack.
SOCA Website Taken Out in DDoS Attack Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-05-2012 13:52
- 03-05-2012 14:23
It's only a DDoS, nothing to servere.
- 03-05-2012 16:46
In other news, a pulse of electricity has passed through transistors....
- 03-05-2012 16:51
This story is nothing to get wet over...
- 03-05-2012 17:08
didn't this same **** happen a while ago?
who actually cares
some random crappy site is brought offline for a short while woopteedoo
find the article where the kids involved get arrested then ill lol