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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      Since the 15th Sept until until yesterday afternoon (19th), we have been under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.   We fought this with the tools available to us, and have gathering a substantial amount of evidence against the attackers, who persisted with their attack for almost 5 days regardless of the consequences to themselves.  This was a terrible mistake on their part.  On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.  Hackers are seldom able to completely mask their real identity and location, and we have some very competent people working on it on our behalf, which is already reaping the rewards.   We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.


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  1. Going RIAT on Saturday and Legends on Sunday then returning Monday for departures.
  2. Car is your best bet. Easy to get to and away from yeovilton IMO without hassle of busses and trains. Going again this year myself and travelling from Glastonbury.
  3. Cracking photos Was there two years ago and loved it and will be there this year.
  4. Enjoyable day out seeing the tanks running Will be there hopefully next year
  5. A super experience and one i wish to repeat sooner or later
  6. Awesome find.
  7. As above - would love to tour Canada and the US going to some of the museums there. Nice pics
  8. Looks like an interesting place. Will kep a note for future reference. Thanks for posting the pics
  9. Grest shots. Heading to yeovilton and legends this year.. can't wait Hopefully weather will behave
  10. Excellent shots Jealous cos it was close to dark last time I was there
  11. Excellent pics Heading to legends this year so similar weather would be great
  12. Nice pics Heading to yeovilton and legends this year. RIAT was my first proper show last year so bulding on that . My mission is to get to at least one per year from now on. Waddington provisionally marked for next yr but will see how I feel after yeovilton and legends
  13. Crackng shots. More would be very welcome What kit do you use Heading to yeovilton and legends this year-cant wait
  14. Definitely on my to do list Great pics what kit did you use