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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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    Main interest is Postwar RAF aircraft, other aircraft era also modelled, 54mm figure modelling, small amount of armour 1/76-72 and 1/35, will model anything really that takes my fancy
  1. Purchased it today, definately 1/48th scale, fairly basic but looks accurate.
  2. Has anyone any comments or experiences with this make of kit in relation to the UH-1., is the kit accurate etc, or what would be the best kit to get.
  3. I too can fully recommend the W&N varnish, works perfectly over enamel paints.
  4. I would recommend the Warpaint special #3 for the history side, and SAM Datafile for the modelling side
  5. Hi Seabo14. Have checked the article, it is a bit more in depth than just balsa block conversion, but looks as though it would produce a good model, has construction illustrations and plans. Derek
  6. Being one of the organisers of our show, which went very well last Saturday, I have to say that model clubs are given 2 tables space without cost and traders are asked a modest sum for table space. We appreciate both clubs and traders for attending and as such provide a midday sandwich/coffee free of charge as a thankyou for attending. It must be remembered that without both traders and clubs shows would not be what they are. As a club we exhibited at a show early part of the year, we were allocated a small number of free tickets,but had to pay for tickets over that allocation.
  7. There must have been a reason for a price hike like that, have you gone over your limit on broadband.
  8. Many thanks Paul, As one of the organisers of the show I would like to say a BIG thankyou to all the clubs and individuals who attended the show. It was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you next year, being a new venue we learnt a couple of things that were brought to our attention which will be rectified for next year, but all in all it was a very busy show. I can now catch up on the sleep I missed on Friday night Derek
  9. All ready for tomorrow.
  10. Only 3 days to go now, looking forward to a busy show, hopefully see some of you there. Derek
  11. Having just started using PE on some builds, I would like to know what is the best primer for priming the said PE. I use enamel paints for normal painting.
  12. I live in Eastbourne, approximately 4 miles from seafront, each time the reds do their altitude formation break one aircraft passes directly over the top of my property. Will wait and see what display is like this year.
  13. Steve. Can't help with drawings, but as for the wing fuselage join I attached wings to fuselage then joined the two halves together, and result was aperfect join which cannot be seen. Derek
  14. Purchased one today, it is a splendid kit, well worth the money in my opinion.
  15. Today I heard via my local model shop that a major stockist and trade supplier are now refusing to stock and sell Humbrol Matt varnish until they sort out this clouding and white bloom effect. They have had no end of retailers returning this varnish. So maybe there really is a problem with it, and it is not just us modellers.