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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. Very cute, love it! Mike
  2. These are really cool looking machines-proportions just right. A great build there one to be proud of-and how refreshing to see a relatively clean tank-given the current trend for heavy weathering (which I do like, but it just seems to be everywhere at the moment)-lovely job! Mike
  3. Nah-keep the gasser look I say-looks purposeful ! Mike
  4. Wow what a stunning pair! The combination of really high quality build and great photography gives a magazine studio shoot feel-brilliant! Modern muscle cars are sooo cool, even better than the originals. My fav is the Mustang-the body shape is stunning the proportions of the front to the cabin give the impression of huge power-and in some cases that's backed up by real power too. Mike
  5. Thanks Max-I always try to make use of what's lying obout in spares box-there's usually a bit that can be cut up! Mike
  6. Very nice-great idea to de-clutter-remove handles etc. Sort of gasser style going on there with highish front-typical of that style. I like the pinstriping on the trunk-is tha a decal or very careful painting?! Oh and lovely colour-great work! Mike
  7. Wow, what a stunning picture! Is that a painting/CGI? Mike
  8. Looks stunning, beautiful modelling and great idea,well done!! Mike
  9. Thanks Billy, yes Humbrol acrylics,flesh colour+black for shadows and white for highlights and a dash of red for cheeks/lips/around eyes. Mike
  10. Yeess, love it, great concept, good imagination there and lovely build! Not great vision from the driver's seat but with those wepons what does that matter! Just the sort of vehicle for the M25! Mike
  11. Wow what a fantastic build,lovely paint finish, one of the best I've seen! One small point, do you think the gap around the doors should be black or similar? When you look at 'real' cars, the gaps around doors are very dark. Mike
  12. Hmm, I remember those in the film and boy did I want one,superb car! Lovely build there,nice finish to the black paint, that can be tricky. Mike
  13. My latest 'build'-a 120mm resin RAF pilot figure from Heritage Aviation. No assembly but I cut/scraped off the leads. I replaced these with lead wire and oxygen tube is a bit of wire I had lying around. Rank stripes are tamiya tape. More of a painting exercise-much practice needed! Painted with Humbrol acrylics and yes the blue shade of the uniform looks too light. I don't know of a standard colour that is closer to the actual uniform. Sorry about last two pics-photobucket keeps turning themround when posting. Thanks for looking. Mike
  14. Now that is very cool, something different-lovely! Mike
  15. Thanks guys-yes it was a change to do a Hurri as something different-I really like the Russian markings,very stylish. Mike