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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. Yup i always find that when i have money theres nothing to buy.
  2. Hope they can fix it.
  3. Thanks Guys. Its a bit big for our house really. I need to swap it for a revell/FM one ideally. Maybe who knows.
  4. It was marketed as a toy but was actually quite a nice model. It had no detail on the sidewalls just stickers.The details are a mixture of the 5 foot filmimg miniature and the 32 inch one. You may spot some bits on the sidewalls , theres alot of 1/72/76 tank bits , HK 1/32 Do335 parts , tamiya mossie parts etc.
  5. 15 wide angle leds in a light box with a thin piece of plasticard as a filter/difuser
  6. Factory fresh! Basic colours now on , next is the long process of weathering.
  7. There isnt one at the moment!
  8. This is my take on the Millennium Falcon using the Hasbro 28 inch version as the base. I have made a wooden frame for the inside that supports everything. BM Members Badger , Towerpower and Swamp Donkey donated lots of scrap parts for me to kitbash the sidewalls and jawbox interior. Jaitea provided resin equipment bays and engine exhausts. I have made a lightbox for the engine that is fitted with 15 wide angle leds. Its not perfect but it gives the impression theres and engine. Im currently just finishing the missing armour panels from the top of the ship. Scratchbuilt radar mount Im not too happy with the engine but im not changing it now!
  9. Looking good. Have you found a glue that will stick to this stuff?
  10. Which windows do i need to cut out for the above Stirling. Im using the Italeri kit Thanks
  11. Thats great news. Im glad the airshows have not been ruined.
  12. Lovely photos. How was the show , did the new changes make any difference to the show , were the aircraft alot further away?
  13. Anybody go yesterday? How was it?