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Hackers take down the SOCA site with DDOS attack

The United Kingdom's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its websites has suffered distributed denial of service attack(DDOS). As the result of attack, the website has been down since last night.

A SOCA spokesperson told TechWeekEurope that the website was taken offline at approximately 10pm on Wednesday, but that there was no security risk for the organisation.

"The reason we take it down is to prevent and limit any impact on the clients hosted by our service provider. Clearly the things we’d like to stress are that the SOCA website contains only publicly available information, it does not provide access to operational material."

"DDoS attacks cause a temporary inconvenience to website visitors, they don’t impose a security risk to the organisation. We will monitor the situation and put the site back up when it is appropriate to do so."
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