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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. Thanks, as the fat bird who closed The Morecambe And Wise Show always said "I love you all!" Its very kind of you all to say you like it yes and the little bits Tommo, but any thoughts of me ADDING more figures. Well that ain't a gonna happen. I'm just not cut out for figuration and I will happily leave that art form to the experts. Again thank y'all.
  2. There's a chance of a later, to-be-arranged Rippling Raspberry if I find another cheapo Airfix so making this again enters the pain not pleasure category! Or a certain entrepreneur might get his cast master to sort out the bits he needs and mine can retire Plus promises made in the heat…
  3. No worries thanks James, I'm a bit happier with the pieces now after a light misting of Tamiya Fine Primer How does it look now? Ready for mouldmaking I reckon
  4. It (oops sorry) she looks like a Sparrow now although to be honest she looks far sleeker and much speedier with the Contrail Invented Improvements in the kit But you're not building a HP Speed Sparrow. The interior is nigh on fabulous, except fables aren't real and this is Great work with the girder ribs, the 'look' is bang on and the bench and stretcher racks are damned wunnerful I love it I like the way so many vacforms become scratch building lessons and I'm sat here with an apple for the teacher OK not an apple, I got you a bottle of very nice cider instead Reading this reminds me how fortunate we are here in BM to have John Aero in our midst, well done sorting out the props and engines for this John
  5. You could be right, I'll see what the Governess allows me for the weekend Always happy to review literature for technical authors you know. Anyway, I'll look out for it. B
  6. Lovely offer Debs but I think I'm going to stick at this ta Very kind offer thank you b
  7. In yet another small upsurge of inertial whoosh I embelished the transmission with the bits on the front (I dunno wot they are but they look like this, right) And the transmission brake disc, calliper and output shaft from another direction They look OK to me, any one with any advice? I'd appreciate some input on this the above is the front view of the transmission box, there's lots more gubbinses and macguffins but frankly if I try to put them in a casting its never going to work so I'll leave that to the final build process I have added the jet pipe thermocouples too, same rider as before, I am unsure if that's what they are but it seems likely to me so I'll bung a label on 'em I'll trim the little nubbinses to length later when the Green Top has completely dried away I know that Airwaves moulded a version of this engine all in one piece but I'm not sure if I'd get away with it so plan A is to cast all three items in resin then bung 'em together laters I also know that Freightdog has their engine in one piece so I'm kinda torn about it Can we use the 'conflicted' word in here I wonder, 'cos I am I also plan to cast a revised version of the canopy buck that I'll be trying to cast a little more detail for the rear view windows when I mould the screen and roof I'm quite getting into the swing again, might make a start on the Frog Bucc which is getting the resin Gyron J intakes I scored on the 'bay I need to put some stuff into the wheel bays, the absence of engines does show up quite prominently after all...
  8. Not as I'm copying this of course no of course not but these pictures are a very valuable source of "WhaddaIdonext?" info Crisp
  9. It looks like a typically great start Fozzy, you'll soon have the stringers ready for skin hanging at this rate
  10. I see it makes a point of referring to the roughened leading edge, does the relevant manual also comment upon its provision? Just asking 'acos we noticed it during Steve's exposition and confirmed its rubberyness at Hendon a while back (I have to say I do like the JP5, looks just as a straight winged jet should in my eye)
  11. As long as you promise not to let it in here with me I'm very happy to confirm your identification Looks exactly like Speiredonia spectans, a fine example thereof Are you allowing HER to lay? What do the caterpillars (dammit I meant to write GRUBS) eat not invalids is it? it is qiiiiite attractive but... I Hope you're getting better mate
  12. I can't understand spite, even though I've had enough aimed at me during my relatively long life let them all go fester I like Britmodeller It does it for me and it feels like home (Still no great fan of this iteration of Invision but I'm getting used to it. I recall being a tad conflustered with the last change too. Phew) Carry on, and open another can Lager not worms
  13. As is often the way on a build wot I do, a small update I made the main engine body t'other day, as ye saw and today and yesterday I have been bending 3/16ths plastic tube in the hope of getting two reverse bent exhaust pipes I knew from bitter/interesting experience that these wouldn't just throw their hands up and come along easily and I was right The pipe comes off the impeller end with a short straight then starts to rise and bend away immediately, not a task I want to perform often in future Still I think I got close enough for Bristol Siddeley work Also been trying to get a definite shape and size for the transferring gearbox under the pipes You know what? I can't find a single shot of the Nimbus's output shaft that enters the gearbox presumably under the Vee of the tailpipes so its all guesswork here Here's the basic gearbox bits before I add the front machinery and the brake calipers and disk and fill between the rounded sections where the gears live inside For relevance here's where they will all fit together before I mount then and discover they are overscale OK OK I don't actually expect that but... I have also been modifying the Scout to make its fuselage more Wasp The ribs have been removed from the under-engine tapered body and the horizontal ribs along the fore part are being modified to suit a missile capable fuselage (An extra horizontal rib shoehorned in at the bottom to act as stiffeners before the missile assembly can be added) The ribs are too thick anyway and will be substituted with Slater's Plastic strip of which I hope I have a few left over from the 'Cab, Hansom' Also trimmed the tail of the fuselage to suit its new, slightly smaller size and location Inside is getting attention too, here's the cross beam that sits beneath the seats ready to link up with the vertical members at the door frames And for fun Here's another "Can you see what it is..yet?" This was a long defunct model which I dumped in the 85 purge Does anyone have any pictures of the place where the gearbox takes its output from the turboshaft? I'm probably too late to change anything now but its very nice to see and understand
  14. My son, who has an office overlooking EMA was on the phone to mum and me this morning During her stint he dropped into the conversation "I bet dad wishes he was here now, a Typhoon has just taken off. Noisy even in here" He's right! And she heard it too! I'm in with you
  15. I rather think a warmish white is the destination of choice Bill, certainly on my radar for when I do mine Maybe we should ask Melchie about anti flash white around the V Force, I just cannot see the navy opening a pot of white of a different hue for the same task as the RAF... but maybe a rethink on that, the two arms love to differ don't they