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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were 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.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.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.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening 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. hi, I was looking through the thread to see if anyone else had spotted the slats! Being a former instructor in the RAF Tornado school I can confirm that the high lift system would never be as shown. having said that we must not divert from the outstanding finish of the model. yes it is one of the most realistic finishes I have seen on the forum and is worthy of praise. a cracking job. jim
  2. My hat is off to you. Cracking work. Jim
  3. And a Merry Christmas to you! I'm in Saudi so I will have to wait until mid Jan to celebrate. Good start to an interesting build. One observation! Maybe this should be in the WIP thread? Jim
  4. Spot on that man. what a great idea. Jim
  5. Good job. Great to see an example of a SAAF brick. spot on. Jim
  6. Yes it is a WIF and if you look on Google Images and search Silent Eagle you will see the aircraft. I understand the Koreans are looking at buying them. Jim
  7. Hi This a WIF of a RSAF Silent Eagle built for the chap I repaired the PC9 for. With all those external bombs it's not very silent! Jim
  8. What a great build. It looks the part and you should be proud of the end result. The main thing is that you are happy and that's all that matters. Bring on the Hind! Jim
  9. Colin, Spot on. You have caught the action very well. I have a print of Mick Doohan on his REPSOL from the early 90's. What would they do without knee pads? Jim
  10. Hey James, just seen the video. I grew up in Kitt Green and played golf at Dean Wood. my daughter gets married at Holland Hall next year! I want to go home!!!!!! any more of the local area yet? Jim
  11. Whaw! What a build. I love this type of work. One thing though. With all that filler will it pass an MOT! Ha!! Great work. Jim
  12. Thanks for the confirmation. Jim
  13. Hi, Yeh I understand that the Anglian Regiment have taken ownership. Can anyone confirm? I can see my old married quarter and the Tornado Maintenance School where I instructed. Happy days. For info the photos were taken recently by my brother from his Skyranger. Jim
  14. Inspired by ursa_major. Here are some shots of Cottesmore. Hope they bring back memories for some of the chaps.
  15. Andrew you have brought back so many memories for me. We had Mk5 Wessex at RAF Shawbury in the late 70's for multi engine training. The Shawbury Mk5's where eventually replaced with the redundant 72 Sqn Wessex around 1980. I must get one of these to build as a Shawbury Wessex with the red air intake and red band around the spine. Only one thing missing on yours though! Loads of grease splattered around the main rotor head! Thanks for the memories and as they say, "Happiness is a Big Chopper" Cheers, Jim