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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. What with the Fujimi being so pricey ( and my recent switch back to the gentleman's scale). Another gap for Airfix to fill... A 1/72nd Brit Phantom with bits for both FG1 and 2 in the same box please!!!!!
  2. From what I've researched, I will be buying the Bronco Kit. You seem to get a bit more for your money and they are a much better company in regards to quality and accuracy.
  3. Sorry, but all this talk of a 1/48th Vulcan... what about a new modern tooling of 1/72nd Vulcan please!
  4. Recieved yesterday! Thank you Wonderland Models!
  5. Bought one from your good selves already!!! This ship has grown on me, at first I hated it. I mean really hated it! Watched the movie a few more times and looking at the new movie I have now fallen in love with her.
  6. If that was 1/32nd it would be stunning. The fact that it is 1/72nd is just staggering. One of the best F-16's i've ever seen, the best 72nd EVAR!!!
  7. If the 48th Tonka is a an upscale of the 1/72nd kit would I be wrong in assuming it will be awesome???
  8. Looks like it's going to be killer!
  9. Let me be the first to say welcome, and can' t wait to see how this one turns out!
  10. Beautiful cockpit painting, I will be watching
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