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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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    Totally Tonka Bonkas !
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    Tornado GR1 ,Tornado GR1A ,Tornado GR1B , Tornado F2 ,Tornado F3 ,Tornado GR4 ,Tornado GR4A ,Tornado ECR....I think I like Tornado's !!
  1. Didnt you notice my subsequent apology ?? Fact.....Trumpeter are known to make silly errors - Tornado kit being a prime example- I "jumped " on the band wagon as I believed the nose to be wrong and wanted to bring that to Trumpeters attention. I mentioned that it could be a test shot and that could of been the reason Thankfully better photos show it to be right and as I said , unlike others , I apologised on the FB page . End of. Andy
  2. I've just been ....well .....basically bitch slapped for mentioning the shape of the nose over on their Facebook page . Wow......you think you are helping to correct what I thought. ...still think actually ....is an issue with the nose. Andy
  3. Stunningly good !! Norm76 is such a great looking scheme ......especially on a Tonka Andy
  4. Another great day at Driffield !! Big thanks to the Brid lads for an excellent job again.....brill show that got a lot of footfall and deservedly so. A super day enjoyed by all at IPMS Cleveland was topped off by our club winning Best Display and ,on a personal level , by getting a nice yellow rosette (3rd place) for my Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Definitely one to put in your calendar for next year if you've never been before Andy
  5. Look forward to seeing the Brid lot again I'll be there along with the usual suspects from IPMS Cleveland and the Tornado SIG . Pop by and say hello Andy
  6. USAF C-17 going into RAF Leeming and a RAF A400M Atlas doing circuits of Teesside Airport Andy
  7. Heads up if anyone is passing by RAF Leeming Next week NOTES: Exercise "Jaded Thunder" with flying due to take place 13-15th & 18-20th July between 1000-1600 over Spadeadam, Otterburn and Catterick ranges, a deployment of 8x A10C from 442FW at Whiteman AFB are due into Leeming to take part. C17's will be bringing support equipment and staff & poss helicopters, we will try and update info as and when we can. Other aircraft taking part are AC130 Hercules op from Mildenhall, possible US Army helicopters, AAC AH64D, RAF Chinook, USAF JSTARS, F15E.
  8. My ultimate wish list item....injection moulded Cobham jet . Please please please Andy
  9. Tables for the Tonka boys and IPMS Cleveland with the UKCAF and IDF SIGS. Andy
  10. Great to see you back on the bench with this Andy
  11. F3 didn't need to be good at ACM ......nothing would get anywhere near it to need ACM due to its excellent radar/AMRAAM combination. As the USAF F15 found out to its cost during a few exercises. I'm sure in ten years time we will look on threads like this and laugh because we have a great aircraft (tried saying that without smirking / LOL ) Andy
  12. Revell have withdrawn it from sale and are working on getting a new production run with the missing part included. They also say that part 173 will be replaced if asked for via either the spares dept or an email to Revell.uk. Sorry but at the moment can't find the email address I had for their office in Tring . Looks like they are trying their best to sort out the problem to be fair to them . Andy
  13. I wonder why the big fuel tanks have those front canard fins ??? My Trumpy 1/72 Su24MR kit is screaming at me to build it Andy
  14. We got our review sample over on he Tonka SIG ......same problem. As Mike says it even looks like its never been on the sprue gate ....there is just a depression on the gate where the part would of been.....if its even ever been there !! Expecting people to wait 4/6 weeks for a spare is going to damage Revells reputation I for one will be holding off buying one until I can actually make what's on the box. Hobbyboss 1/48 Tonkas (all of them ) have the whole LRMTS included on the clear sprues. I can see why Revell left it out of the original release (more sales) but boy have they ballsed this up !! Andy
  15. St Mawgan ? Andy