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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. Well done , ecellent build, but a waste of money not to show the bird in its own colors instead the capture ones. T
  2. Hello folks, thanks for the warm welcome and thanks kpc7676 for your informations. Here a color profile : greets Thomas
  3. Ok, after my move to a new job, i have a now the oppotunity to engage the GB with my Fw 190 A-7, Manufacturer Hasegawa, Scale 1:48. Thomas
  4. Hello folks, For all Luftwaffe aircrafts later than 1941 the cockpit colour was RLM 66. Evidences are : German Aircraft Interior ,K.Merrick, P. 120 & 121 and Ullman, Luftwaffe Colors 1935 - 1945, Hikoki, P.179 where you can see Amin Fabers Fw 190 A-3 cockpit painted in RLM 66. So i could help. greeets Thomas ps.: Im on the road, so i can scan the images; but they will come later
  5. What´s an aircraft without engine ? Here some images of the beating heart of the Würger plane - the BMW 801. Enjoy and have fun. greets Thomas
  6. Some mebers of a local model club were involved in the restoration process. For the paint/color i can say that the colors were mixed according to LDv ( Luftwaffendiesntvorschrift) and i spoke with guy who painted it. So we have her in Hannover a brand new paited bird (without weathering effects)
  7. Here the 4th part greets Thomas
  8. Hello folks, only 5 days to wait. Here the promised Walkaround from the Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover, Germany. This aircraft was the model for the Eduard weeekend kit Have fun and enjoy the GB greets Thomas 2nd Part greets Thomas 3rd Part
  9. Welcome, the next series of photos will come in the next days here from the Luftwafhrtmuseum Hannover. Here we have as the image in my earlier post a Replica of a Fw 190 A-8 and a BMW 801 engine. Thomas
  10. Here a bit more : Courtesy : Life Magazin Thomas
  11. Here the next one
  12. Help comes by request : here the first reference photos from me : http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v637/tan...nt=da134eb3.pbw Thomas
  13. Hello folks, i will be in with a Fw 190 F-8 or G-8 Thomas
  14. I will be in with Hasegawa Fw 190 A-3 and a Fw 190 A-7, its allowed. Thomas
  15. First impressions are very good but not Tamiya like perfection. The Tamiya-Kit is imperfect, cause the mainwheel/enginebay section is wrong. Yes, indeed the Eduard is a difficult kit, but buildable. greets Thomas