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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. Blimey... that's a big one!
  2. That looks rather nice. Painting should be a breeze too: Black. Fairly easy to accomplish
  3. Kinetic

    Dude... you'd need a roller to paint that thing without an airbrush. Thanks for the review... this looks quite cool. I have a definite itch for the Jug and this could happily scratch it
  4. Build Review

    I have to say... that configuration for the main wheels looks really weird
  5. Build Review

    they say memory is the first to go as one gets older... :D :D
  6. That's very cool and very well done too. By the way, have you heard the commentary with the original voice? It's way more James Earl Jones than the fairly high-pitched one you are probably familiar with. Turns out the recorder from the guy was turning slow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUVDmXvXcbk
  7. Build Review

    you could switch to the Chinese calendar... that gives you till Feb. 8
  8. if you want to get rid of that MDF fuzz you could paint the sides with some water-diluted white glue (wood glue). The sides really act like a sponge. With the glue in, and a nice sanding session, those side should look very smooth
  9. Build Review

    So it's a balance thing? Like what they do with your car tires when they attach those small bits of lead?
  10. Build Review

    That red mark on the wheel... is that to indicate how much the tires spin around the hub when landing? (if so, why is this important?) Or is it to indicate how to re-allign them when they need to separate (when putting in new tires perhaps)?
  11. Build Review

    There may be some weird parallax effect going on here, but that MiG-29 looks absolutely tiny compared to the -31. Some amazing pictures in that link
  12. Meng

    Did you make engine noises when you ran around the living room with this?
  13. Meng

    Thank you! I had not noticed that this is a snap-kit. That is indeed a difference (that makes it even more appealing to my nephew). I was more referring to the look though. These look a bit caricature-ish, which the Egg-planes definitely are.