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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 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 Colin ,nice Hood 41.Re the deck-railing, have a look at WEMs website ,you can get basic deckrailing PE from them,without having to lash out on the full Hood PE set. Thanks for the comments. Cheers Phil
  2. I orginally built this model of HMS Hood 38 for the Best Of British Group build in Aug 2008.See here for the thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=17285 As I am running out of space ,instead of building a new model of the `Ood ,I decided to dismantle it and rebuild it .It took about a day to strip the model down ,I can do this as I use PVA glue where-ever possible ,and any part attached with cement is done so lightly .I also want to do it as a waterline to fit in with my latest builds. I bought an Artwox wooden for it ,this was a perfect fit for the foredeck ,and quarterdeck,but there were gaps on the shelter as the deck is designed for the 1941 version,but I managed to blend in off-cuts from the sheet to fill in the gaps. I have several other full-hull models which I`m considering to rebuild as waterline ,but this has been enough for the moment!! Cheers Phil
  3. Excellent job ! Regards Phil
  4. I was told about this site a couple of weeks ago ,and I`ve found it fascinating.It tracks merchant vessels world-wide ,although ,I have spotted a couple of warships on it .I have my Home city zeroed in ,but you can choose any port in the world.You can click on the ships symbol and it gives you it course ,speed and sometimes a photo of the vessel. http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ Cheers Phil
  5. Great job Adam.Those Academy kits are good value. Cheers Phil
  6. This is the one I`m waiting for ,the Trumpy 350th Tribal class destroyer.From what I can see it looks to be good.In the background is the 700 th USS Colorado 1941.Many thanks to Roger Torgesen for the pic. Cheers Phil
  7. Very effective seascape ,and the model itself is Fab ! Cheers Phil
  8. I`m sorely ,sorely tempted by this one.I`ve got their Seydlitz in the stash,which one day I`ll get round to building ,so a Tiger will even things up. Head:"No you don`t want one" Heart:"Yes you do!!" Phil
  9. Nice one young Adam. Cheers Phil
  10. Trumpy released the modernized HMS Queen Elizabeth earlier this year,and I agree that a 350th WW1 Warspite would be very tasty ,save me having to convert the Academy one !! Much prefered that Trumpy had started to produce some RN WW2 Cruisers (Counties,Dido,Town Etc).Although,we have the Tribal Class Destroyer coming from them, to get our teeth into,so I shouldn`t complain too much !! Cheers Phil
  11. Just received the Leopard today,and from what I ve seen I`m impressed.It should be an interesting build ,hopefully I`ll be starting it in the near future. Cheers Phil
  12. Thanks for putting me right,Julien.I thought they were at St Helena or Ascension Island,and opted for the wrong one!! Please see the comments regarding the Bell on the Hood Association site: http://www.hmshood.com/association/archive...ts/bell2012.htm Iwould also like to point out that the bell from HMS Royal Oak was recovered from her wreck in the 70`s and now has pride of place in a memorial at St Magnus Church in Kirkwall.So this has been done before and I think it would be apt if Hoods bell was given the same treatment. For what its worth thats my opinion. Phil
  13. Its a nice idea.Also,there are two of her 5.5" gun mounts at St Helena in the South Atlantic ,could one of them be returned to the UK as well to go alongside the bell? regards Phil
  14. According to Trumpys site ,you do get a Merlin and a Lynx in the kit. Phil
  15. Hopefully I`ll have my kit of the Leopard shortly.I`m looking forward to seeing it . Cheers Phil