The Courier is reporting that the auction of assets from Realtime Worlds has been halted after hackers targeted the auction company’s servers:
Over 1000 items were to go under the hammer, including high-spec PCs, LCD screens, desks and other equipment.
The firm have now extended the sale until Sunday.
Russell Kincaid of the auction house said, “The sale had actually gone very, very well with hundreds and hundreds of buyers and thousands and thousands of inquiries.
“However, a lot of people were saying they had problems getting access to the website and there was an interruption in service as a result of several malicious attacks on our system.”
There’s no word on what the point of such an attack might have been, or why disrupting the auction would benefit anyone involved. Speculation on Twitter pointed towards failings at the auction company, rather than malicious external forces.