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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      Since the 15th Sept until until yesterday afternoon (19th), we have been 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.   We fought this with the tools available to us, and have gathering a substantial amount of evidence against the attackers, who persisted with their attack for almost 5 days regardless of the consequences to themselves.  This was a terrible mistake on their part.  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.  Hackers are seldom able to completely mask their real identity and location, and we have some very competent people working on it on our behalf, which is already reaping the rewards.   We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days 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. Nice, brings back memories of my effort back when the kit was first released.
  2. http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X32048 No1 sqn
  3. You don't get the 50cal, the Milan replaces it. Mike
  4. I'm not normally a fan of what-ifs, but I like this. Well executed as well. Mike.
  5. Nice job! Mike
  6. Nice model, well done. Mike
  7. Hi Spence, Please reserve me a copy, PM inbound with Addy. Mike
  8. Great Progress, you can't half rattle throught a Kit!! Mike
  9. This book is quite good for the F3, but there is no detail shots. The book mentioned above would be useful, as there is little difference from the intakes backwards, apart from the belly, the extension below the fin , the lack of outer pylons, the extended wing glove, the fuselage extension behind the Cockpit and the fin top. (OK thats quite a few differences, but you know what I mean!!) A web search will probably highlight the other differences. Also there is the HT book on the Tornado, but again, that concentrates on the IDS/GR variant. Mike
  10. Kwakermad. Thanks for the Offer of photos of the actual thing, I'll have a think, cause I'm sure there will be and I'll get back to you, Where are you based? I'm thinking its either Marham, Coningsby or Lossie??? Or none of the above? Small update. I've made a start on the flaps that will go into the Flap bays seen above, each flap is made up from11 parts!!! This is how far I've got!! I can see this is going to be a slow process, each "rib" is made out of 2 pieces, I've decided to solder the joins for more strength, I've then soldered the 2 ribs onto the lower part of the flap. There are another 2 "inner ribs" that locate in the slots seen in the upper part of the flap, the front edge then needs to be curved down in between the 2 outer ribs, but this is where I'm scratching my head a bit. I need to get something I can get uniform curves into the upper flap to follow the contuors of the ribs, I've ordered a "Brass assist roller set" so once that arrives I'll give it a try, hopefully it will do the job. Thanks for looking, and again sorry for the poor photos and the glacial pace. Mike
  11. I bought that book a couple of weeks ago, £25!! i thought BL***y H**l!! What a book! The detail blows all other books on the Tornado out of the water. I'd recommend it Mike
  12. I'll be buying it, looks good. Keep up the good work. Mike
  13. Really nice job there, the open air photo's are cool. Mike