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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. I have been working away trying to catch up to Lloyd, and I think I have just about done it Got the cockpit finished Noses glued to the fuselage Exhaust made up and painted, just need to some more work to end Mk82's made up Wing tanks made up Made good the insert to the underside of the fuselage, just used 10 and 20 thou strips to fill the gaps
  2. Hi All Three of us here on BM' Lloyd King, Sean Middleton and myself, have decided to get together and build the AMK 1/48 Kfir All three aircraft will be from The First Fighter Squadron My build will be a C2 Kfir tail number 855, using the Wingman Models Israeli decals, Eduard Canopy Masks, Master Model Pitot Tube and possible some of the Eduard Photo Etch set, Paint will be from the Hataka Israeli Paint Set 1970 Desert Colors
  3. Great work, you will soon be showing your Dad how to build, mind you that's not a hard thing to do now is it
  4. She is doing well Lloyd, give her an other year or two and she will be the master and you will be the student
  5. Nice work lloyd
  6. Hi Pat No secret its the kits decal set with Solvaset, I have found the Revell decals respond very well to Solvaset, much better than Micro Set/Sol
  7. Just finished this today, its the Revell 1/32 Bf 109 G-10, decals were a mixture the kits, Sky and Stormo Hope you like it
  8. Well as I am hosting this GB with Lloyd, thought I had better get my build in Due to work issues I have decided to build a 1/72 Hind rather than the 1/35 Blackhawk I had planed for this GB The kit is the 1/72 Revell Mi-24 Hind E, (Re-boxed Zeveda ), I will be using the kit decals for the Czechoslovakian Hind with the Tiger on the side I will be using Eduard Masks, zoom set for the cockpit, paint will probably be Mr Color
  9. No you just suggested what i should buy
  10. Glad we made it Well after taking with Lloyd (bad thing to do with a credit card and sitting in front of a computer) I will either be building a 1/35th Academy MH 60L Blackhawk from Operation Gothic Serpent or 1/48 Academy CH-53E as USMC HMH-466 Naked Lady
  11. That's one I would join, never built a Helicopter before
  12. sounds good I have a few aircraft that will fit the bill
  13. count me in on this one
  14. some nice work there Lloyd
  15. OK got all of the part painted and fitted into the fuselage, it is now ready to close up