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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. The other issue is cost. Storing pictures directly here would require a significant amount of storage space, which would require enlarging every so often and backups and it does not happen without £.
  2. Moderation is supposed to protect from personal attacks? So then, what was the real point of your post other than just what you were yourself complaining about? Why drag up a 4 1/2 year old thread and whinge publicly? As before, the aircraft work in progress threads and ready for inspections are there for airliners. The same rules as any other genre. Your additional comment about difficult moderation obviously did not take into account the large amount of wasted time we spent digging through the area moving the wanted, work in progress, for sale, airliners net photos, ready for inspection and random chat that littered the area and the time we still spend having to move stuff even now.
  3. Because any more than that exceeds his mathematical capability.
  4. There are no restrictions on your profile. I have reset them again to Gold Member. Can you clear your cookies and internet cache and try again?
  5. There are no restrictions on his profile. Sounds more like a browser issue as his browsers are out of date. If it was working beforehand and now is not with the new software, then its the likely solution.
  6. Signatures have a size limit Link We wil be looking at the interests to limit the size
  7. Whilst the system is optimised, there can be a delay between clicking and it publishing. Therefore members are thinking something is wrong and clicking post multiple times. It will be resolved, when the hamsters running the forum software have been fed, rested and retrained.
  8. Or I could have changed my password to a super duper new one and forgot it
  9. Unfortunately, the likely main opposition sees no such value in following.
  10. Duplication, discussed, debated, deliberated, decided, done.
  11. With the climate there mate, it will be a gradually losing battle.
  12. In Singapore at the moment and the Hasegawa/Eduard and Tamiya kits are around 2 - 3 time UK prices. Count your blessings!
  13. Saw her about a month ago on a transiting back from PNG for a couple of days. Used to see them coming in and out of Sydenham regularly. A shame it's just sitting there and slowly rotting. There was also an RCAF C-17 sitting on the ramp that day, not much difference in size.
  14. Hasegawa stopped being a model company and became a decal company about 10 years ago
  15. Adding/moving a socket is the easy part, its proving it will work and conform to the requirements of the regs is the hard part. Its a bit more complex than running a bit of 1.5mm2 and thinking that will do. It probably will take the current under normal operation but not under fault as its too small for the protection and it also affects the fault return path meaning that the fault might not be enough to operate the protection but enough to "light bulb the cable". Add to that by the sounds of things there is a few underlying issues there indicating that things might not work as they should when it all goes wrong and a check by someone who knows what he is doing is in order. My favourite was after being asked to sort out the wiring for my mates new kitchen after he had two rooms knocked together in an old Victorian house. Someone had wired the socket circuit in the existing kitchen with effectively bell wire, probably less than 1mm2 and the rewireable fuse had been rewired with what was by the looks of things some single core 2.5mm2. It was never going to operate safely and yet, he had a test and inspection certificate for just before the house was bought by him.....