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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 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. cheers gents
  2. fantastic..... and i love all the RBF flags...thats how they should be....
  3. I had picked up on the same..... shame...never mind still gonna buy it...lol
  4. A few from JW Visit to Leuchars Yesterday, an amazing day, excellently arrange by RAF Leuchars & Gill Howie & Berry Vissers.. a few played with in HDR
  5. Popped out for a quick catch of the visiting traffic, good to see Berry & Mark, and a wave from Gill. With a little roadside assistance from Berry Vissers i managed to grab these shots from the return of the afternoon sortie... Im very happy with the Hawkeye!!!
  6. its all part of the Joint Warrior exercise which starts next week....
  7. Heard 3 Pavehawks inbound, so popped out for 5 mins..... 1 hour later i return home to defrost... hard conditions as evreything is bloody grey lol
  8. Just spent an hour at Leuchars, getting myself warmed up for Joint Warrior!! :thumbs: hope you like
  9. couple from yesterday
  10. Not sure why the Italians are here, but i like takin pics of em...lol
  11. A few from today, trying out the new camera and lens.... still no idea what im doing lol...
  12. not in 72nd...only 48th that i can find im afraid mate
  13. you would get away with doing it with only 1 on each wing, and only 3 on the belly!!! seen this the other day, the one missing is the one by the gun port!!!!
  14. it would be awesome if someone released a HAS or even Half HAS for dioramas!!