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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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ValuJet_Flight_592
  2. I thought it was a gd idea but someone needs to put it to the mods
  3. Hi Does any one know what the new Sherman is being released by Tamiya as advertised at the Toy Show
  4. slowness

    I m sure he can go to three not four though that would be asking a lot!!!!
  5. slowness

    Its strange but Ive forgot what the old site was like , know we had a Meng plane on the front page but thats all
  6. slowness

    Errrr not exactly more the vacant look
  7. slowness

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm Ok definitely a likeness tween you two there
  8. TBH i allways offer a seat to a women and 9 times out 10 its accepted , only once was refused and that was cos she was getting off next stop If that's rude then shall we stop saying please and thank you My sister would have dragged him out the seat by his ears while describing his lack of manliness (seen her do it )
  9. slowness

    Julien Why,s your avatar got two fingers up ??? Hmmmmmmmm
  10. No Probs here you are awful....but I like you ( showing my age ) Shut that door -----------------------------on your way out
  11. A man stands for a women ------------simples
  12. slowness

    Behind the bike shed at playtime was so much easier
  13. slowness

    hey are insignificant, pathetic little dweebs? Whats a Dweeb ????
  14. I really don,t know what you mean???
  15. Hi Any ideas on colour schems for these tanks?? Seen Grey from factory and painted Dark Brown in the field Camouflage??? Russian colours?? Ta D