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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. So you want a challenge a? Try this then - Four word stories are getting stale so try doing it in aphebetical order, no less than four words, no more than six, and your words MUST start with the letter 'A' (I'll start the letter 'B' after a few days of the letter 'A') AND.... Your words must continue the tale sequentially and with correct puntucation; no change of subject until a full stop. Amazing aquatic alchemists agonised.......... as affable agents atomized.......
  2. I deny this completely. I have never been in a Dalek. A Kevlek - different matter. A Kevlek is a far superior being to a Dalek (which is old hat anyway) even though they may well, under certtain lighting conditions, look similar. Do not judge a Lek by its cover....
  3. Hasagawa's 1/200 scale MD11 - I found this on the net while searching for AA MD11 images for reference...no idea whose kit it is but its the same as mine so it saved me taking a pic
  4. Yes to both ^ "sigh"......its difficult sometimes....being world-famous and in-demand. Still; look at it this way....you are blessed with my presence among you. What more could you wish for?
  5. Mellowed? me? Not a chance.... I just couldn't make up my mind so I thought I would go down the democracy route. Just this once.....
  6. Anything is possible - depends on whether or not my presence is also required at an airport somewhere in the world (those of you who read Airports of the World magazine will know what I mean...if you don't buy it you should...its very good).
  7. No, I've never done that. Apparently its a very normal thing to do but I'm not normal.
  8. Seems pretty universal then - as to a 1/144 scale version, 1/200 wins this time round based on size of finished model plus time available. If I do it in 144 I'll only end up slinging in everything a real ones has.......I am tempted....but no - the idea is to actually finish it and by Novermber the thingamajig.
  9. I don't remember that old boy ^
  10. Exactly. Tell you where I am? That's even sillier than calling my cats handl1egh and pa1ge and sillier still than even me.
  11. Now don't be silly.
  12. Alright you convinced me. I'll give it a go, either an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD11, in its bright shiny polished-like-a-mirror bare metal finish or a Saudi Arabian Boeing 777, with its desert sand scheme (both Hasagawa 1/200 scale) Which would you prefer? I'm not going to go down the cockpit and open doors plus seats, galley etc road this time, just standard oob, but go ahead and pick one, and we'll see if I can sling it together by November the thingywotsit.....
  13. See the other thread
  14. Your welcome and glad it is of some help - the mold is the existing one from way, way, way back, when the world was in black and white so there are some fit problems. As to losing fuselage detail, thats a given with a kit of this age, but if yor'e up for a challenge, try rescribing; it would be a shame to lose those 5p coins (I could have spent them...)