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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      Since the 15th Sept until until yesterday afternoon (19th), we have been 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.   We fought this with the tools available to us, and have gathering a substantial amount of evidence against the attackers, who persisted with their attack for almost 5 days regardless of the consequences to themselves.  This was a terrible mistake on their part.  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.  Hackers are seldom able to completely mask their real identity and location, and we have some very competent people working on it on our behalf, which is already reaping the rewards.   We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days 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 Paul Nice build,as you are aware I like this kit a lot,so its maybe time to dig another one out. Hopefully it will be as good as yours. Cheers ian
  2. Last night around 7.30 pm I passed three low loaders heading south in convoy around one of the the Barnsley turn offs. Didn't notice what was on the first two but the last had a ME109/Buchon loaded on it,anyone know anything about this? Cheers
  3. Nice to see you back onto Sabres Andy,I've not seen those decals before,nice build. Cheers Ian
  4. They look very nice Mr O'Toole,keep this up you will be building more than me again. Ian
  5. Our neighbour has 5 cats and managed to get an ASBO because of them fighting during the night. Other neighbours complained about the noise, the guy is pleasant and inoffensive,seems like its more simple for the authorities to pick on easy targets. Ian
  6. That looks pretty good Tony,nice to see one of your bi planes without one folded wing!!!!!!!! Ian
  7. Hi Folks The old Airfix kit which was retooled to have the parts for a Mosquito BXVI. The model depicts a B35 version of the Mosquito flown by 14 Squadron at Celle,the few mods needed were acquired from the Mosquito Museum website. On a personal note this aircraft was flown by once by my father during his RAF career . Decals came from Aeromaster but the the code letters are too big,surely with the number of photo's of 14 Squadron aircraft available they should have got it correct.Had to use them as I could not source yellow letters with black trim the correct size Ian [/url ]
  8. Hi Tony In a word yes. Next one is the yellow one you keep on about. Ian
  9. Hi Folks Tamiyas Mosquito FBV1 turned into a T3,minimum mods to do this. This aircraft was the Wahn/Celle Station Flight aircraft for a few years and then transferred to 204AFS probably at Driffield then to 231 OCU. Scrapped at Shawbyry 1956,the original photo can be seen in Philip J Birtles book Mosquito The Illustrated History Ian [/url
  10. I can always expect something different from you Tony,nice build and lovely decal option Ian
  11. Very nice Beau,interesting story as well,my father was a pilot with 143 Squadron for a while. Left 143 to go to Rhodesia as an instructor on Harvards.
  12. Hi Folks Another of Monogram's classic Century series fighters. This is a nice easy kit to build as long as you don't drop the missile doors. Finished with Xtracrylic paint and SuperScale decals depicting an aircraft from the California Air National Guard. Ian
  13. The problems I had were fitting the nose to the floor,for some reason the parts would not mate. I have built this kit before with no problems perhaps it was me or the kit parts I don't know. The mods were minimal and would not have affected the fit off the nose. Ian
  14. Hi Folks Another straight off the production line,Tamiya's 1/48 Mosquito FBVI converted into T3 from 204 AFS at Driffield circa 1950 Minimum mods required to do this although I would say the kit fought me all the way. A little bit of personal history in this one my father flew this aircraft twice whilst on detachment from his base at Celle.Why he was detached for three weeks is a mystery.The only thing that provides a possible explanation is his return from Rhodesia after instructing on Harvards but that was three months before the detachment. Anyway here it is ,the photos I worked from show it to be a very tired airframe. Ian [/url ]
  15. Certainly is Tony