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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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About Fmk.6john

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    Doesn't know enough about Lightnings!!!.
  • Birthday 03/15/1976

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    I am keenly interested in the superb aircraft that is the English electric Lightning, nothing else comes close!!.

    I like photography, modeling, collecting stuff and going to airshows and museums.
  1. Am I too late to order a couple of copies? JB.
  2. All F.3 Lightnings had grey cockpits. HTH, John.
  3. Stew, Please put me down for a couple of copies of the echelon plans, I would be very grateful if this came to fruit JB.
  4. Re the leaflet drop, I have heard of said drops being made at Coltishall and a.n. other airfield but this has just been by word of mouth, although just a story it is totally plausable as there was quite a bit of room for leaflets inside the airbrake area. Regards, JB.
  5. Looks good to me, if you need anymore then just shout out, I have more detailed shots than I care to remember lol JB
  6. Tony....... ECU hatch bolts being spannered open....... Hatch locked open,,,,, The most eagle eyed among you will notice the bleed air pipework for the standby DC genorator (in the spine on top of the ECU hatch) is missing HTH JB.
  7. Gents, To clear up a couple of points, the airbrakes could be pumped in and out on the ground and the fuses had to be removed when working inside the brake area only for safety reasons, pumping the brakes open/shut is not so bad but should only be done once either way (or suffer badly from popeye arm!!) The brakes are on the same hydraulic curcuit and have interlocks to ensure they operate together, otherwise if one should open in flight then the handling penalties would be catastrophic (as one pilot found out when a portion of the No.2 interpipe ejected iteslf through the fuselage and opened one airbrake in the process). HTH JB.
  8. Hope these help........ Regards JB
  9. Nice project, I have about a thousand and one pics of both P.1's, will put some up later for you when i get round to it. JB.
  10. Yay....... A Lightning that has actually got the nav lights painted correctly!!!!! Nothing wrong with the flap position either, they were regularly dropped for several reasons. Very well done. JB.
  11. 51 pages of pure modelling pornography!!!! JB.
  12. Found out it was a sanctioned mod........ http://ghostgrey.gaetanmarie.com/articles/...20Spitfires.htm JB.
  13. Fantastic set of pics. JB.
  14. One Viagra and it will be right as rain!! JB.
  15. A few more to show the lineage of development...... JB.