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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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    Hemel Hempstead, UK
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    Herpetology, Mathematics, Medieval History and of course Aircraft + Modelling 1/48th 50s-60s Cold War jets, Vietnam and a few modern birds.<br /><br />Busty woman (.)(.) are also on my HUD!
  1. Looks smashing sturgeon err surgeon, really nice!
  2. Wow you vroom vroom types are so talented Really, hats off to ALL of you! Mish that dio of yours is superduper lass!! Please come around and teach me your tricks
  3. Well seeing as the motor builds have been really cracking and there are some hugely talented modellers doing their bike and car stuff, i'll donate a 1/48 Monogram F-104C. Great kit, lots of detail, raised and recessed panels tho, but then it is a 25yrs old release!
  4. bloody mother of.... that is fantastic!
  5. Agreed, i really do find them boring as , unless they're 2 or 3 tone.
  6. Same.
  7. Stunning! all of them ,esp the Hun, Thud, Concorde, Zipper, Scooter, and that Russian Fencer!
  8. Nice eclectic collection there, you can see how you've made strides in the sequence of builds.
  9. Nice start BAC! The Connie is one of those idyllic icons of yesteryear which still look sexy today. My fav airliner by far! I'll be following this closely, got the Heller kit in my stash too.
  10. Not toooo bad Mark, but hurry bluddy up will ya!
  11. Mmmmmmm, "you are my shooting star" O.K i'll get my coat Seriously tho, lovely stuff!
  12. Superb angle shots, love the lines. That Vulcan is mean!
  13. Spiffing Al, really lovely build there, certainly did her justice,and that scheme is to diiiie for!
  14. Thanks for posting, I never tire of its brutish look. Hail the Thud!