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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. Hi chaps, would anyone happen to know what colour the inner faces of the flaps on a wartime land would have been? I'm thinking silver/aluminium or would they be internal green? thanks Steve
  2. Dont forget XM264 over at Peter Junior's Flugausstellung Aircraft Museum, Hermeskeil, Germany .shes a B8 and complete apart from her engines Steve
  3. my mistake, was reading the wrong pilots notes, lol...yeah the B6 is the same length as the b2, but does have triple breech starters on her RA7s instead of the single breech ones of the B2..also the B6 has wet wings steve
  4. Canberra B Mk.5 Prototype of second-generation Canberra with wet wings and Avon R.A.7 engines with 7,490 lbf (33.32 kN) of thrust, one built. Canberra B Mk.6 Production version based on B5 with a 1 ft (0.3 m) fuselage stretch, 106 built by English Electric (57) and Short Brothers & Harland (49), includes 12 for export. Canberra B6(RC) RC = Radio Countermeasures (also known as B6(Mod) or PR16) – Specialist ELINT version with enlarged nose and Blue Shadow Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR). Only four produced, extended nose. Canberra B(I) Mk.6 Interdictor version for the RAF pending delivery of the B(I)8. Based on B6 with a detachable ventral pack housing four 20mm Hispano cannon for strafing; also had provision for two wing hard points. LABS (Low-Altitude Bombing System) for delivery of nuclear bombs. 22 produced hope this helps Steve
  5. Thanks for taking time to reply guys. I'll proceed with the wing halves to fuselage halls first then attach the entire bottom to top plan. Steve
  6. Hi guys, 2 quick questions. Having pulled the Airfix Vulcan from the stash I have heard rumours that the wing halves should be attached to the relavent fuselage halves then the whole shooting match glued together and not assemble the fuselage first THEN attach the wings as this avoids the large gaps. Secondly has anyone got a drawing (hopefully with dimensions) for scratch building the bomb bay internals please Cheers chaps Steve
  7. hehe..if only the airbrakes were the only issue eh? still the B2 is back out in 48th in june/july steve
  8. yes, the PR9 is also short of one airbrake finger...2 groups, one of 5 and one of 3 Steve
  9. hi chaps. Im building a master craft army lynx and i was wondering if it is correct for an AH7 to have all 3 of the following on the same aircraft. 1) Paddle ended (BERP?) main rotor blades 2) Those odd boxy exhaust shrouds 3) Royal Marines markings many thanks guys...im certainly no expert on the lynx Steve
  10. not the B2 ...oh dear, this could get expensive on the wallet and available space steve
  11. Right got the AB205 which is the correct version, and a copy of the movie, my next question, are aftermarket door gunners with M-60s available. Kilgore's ship seems to be slick configured with door pocket gunners and surfboards which I shall scratchbuild Steve
  12. Just checked LHS (antics) have the Italeri 1/48 AB205 Carabinieri Helicopter which is a -D so I'll pick one of those up and use weapons and markings from my Huey Hog kit..can even swap the rescue hoist over to make an early USAF rescue ship from the Huey hog
  13. Hm...think you are right, they have the door gunner pockets but the small window plated over...bother, lol Thanks Steve
  14. Hi guys. Am I right in saying that the Huey used by Kilgore is a short body one, ie without the door gunner 'pockets' just a straight vertical rear bulkhead and without the little Windows between the pilots doors and the sliding doors? I have a revell 1/24th Huey and would like to do her as Kilgores mount if that kit is an appropriate model. Off to get a copy of the film tomorrow but I thought someone here might know Cheers Steve
  15. Ahhh I can relate to that! Steve