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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. Paul, I'd be interested in a set of the above as well please? Could you let me know costs and payment details? Thanks.
  2. Oh no, not Cato now.... R.I.P.
  3. The missile reflectors (Exocet decoys) were carried by Wasps. Attached to the end of a standard weapons pylon, they looked like a bricklayers hod. You'll find one included in the Airwaves Scout/Wasp etched update.
  4. Open the seam, shim of plasticard butted up against the floor, rejoin seam around the shim keeping it level?
  5. Hi Paul, did you ever add the door surrounds in white? Would you be able to also do the surrounds the the chaff/flare dispensers too?
  6. Looking good. Nice to see a Scout finished.
  7. It's not a SA80. Hollow pistol grip and magazine is curving the wrong way. Looks like it has a folding stock of some sort?
  8. Minor update, working my way through the etch. Not enjoying the lapstraps on the seats in the cabin (more of that tomorrow)
  9. Last I heard, it's a November release.
  10. Back to work tomorrow, no sign of even a dispatch notification from Hannants
  11. Indeed, the Flightpath set IS the PP Aeroparts set. David Parkins took over the range when Tim Perry sold up.
  12. Hopefully that's the Easter break sorted then!
  13. I was lucky enough to do my Basic Glider Training at 615VGS based at Kenley and subsequently joined the staff (1987 to 1990). Nice to see they are one of the schools to be retained. It's sad that the current generation of Cadets won't have the same experiences, but the new structure, to include weekend accommodation, sounds like they will get more flying, but less often. Hope it works out for them.
  14. I know it's 1:35, but this work in progress is worth a read for reference http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234992655-trumpeter-135-british-heli-its-a-chinook/