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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. Really good that - I always liked that scheme. Just one question - what's with the probe cover on the Fwd avionics bay door ?
  2. It's a Victor tail trestle 'cause someone forgot the nose weight..........
  3. A mate once tried demanding Knickers Blue PT WRAF - odd sort of chap. I made the mistake of putting a 99 instead of a 14 in the country block of a NATO number and got two very expensive bits of Tornado turn up - incredibly the first 4 and last 7 were identical - just the country code different !
  4. Plunge moulding - yep, cheap bit of ply and a pattern of the canopy shape. Hole in ply slightly bigger than canopy to allow for the clear sheet. Secure clear sheet, generously oversize around the hole - I just use drawing pins normally. Male former on a stick. Heat clear sheet ( mounted on the female ply former ) under the grill until it goes floppy - it'll tend to curl then flop. Remove from grill and quickly plunge male former into the hole to push the clear sheet into shape
  5. This thread has a useful pic of the flash pod http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=45752&page=2
  6. That French tank looks welded - the RAF ones were moulded asbestos / phenolic with no visible seams
  7. We had off bore capability with the AIM9L. Even we had different tanks - fixed fin ( early ) or removable ( later ) If you used finned on the centreline the spent cases would hit them
  8. Yes - seen those but they are HAS3 or HU5 and the belly is different. Thanks
  9. Looking for some help - has anyone got a decent picture of, or a link to, the underside of a Wessex HAS 1 ? Thanks
  10. Yep - went and bought an Airfix Gnat, only to find one in the stash. Catalogued it the other day and found a 1/48 Harrier T10 conversion in a Monagram AV8B I'd forgotten about too
  11. Yep - don't forget the door override pin on the port side above the ground power - we'd unplug the power, close the doors, and put the pin in the stowage in the same place port side, together with the No 8 screwdriver. Also any noddy caps on the sidewinders, tail cone pin if it had a hinged tailcone, standby pitot, static vent, total temp and AOA covers Most of those would go in the canvas bag in the spent links bay
  12. Yes - 6 bolts. Would take us a couple of days to prep a live one for a road move
  13. Someone on another forum spotted it in transit a few weeks ago http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?137480-SPOTTED-(2016)-What-Have-You-Seen/page9
  14. Scale model of the rugby club bar - any RAF camp @ about 22:30
  15. Took a low flying complaint one evening when I was Orderly Sgt from an irate local. I promised her a call from the Orderly Officer when he came in later. What followed was classic - he strolled in, dressed in flying suit and called her. After introductions he was obviously getting an ear bending, followed by his next line of " yes, it was me" He then went into a very polite, informed discussion over the necessity to train. Top bloke