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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.
Wolfpack

STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND. Lockheed DC-130A

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Another addition to the SAC collection. A rare Italeri 1/72 kit with purloined props and a few hours research.

Apart from the fuselage cracking when the paint job was finished and a tendancy to knock the drones off, it was remarkably trouble free. The usual 'ancient' kit moans of course, raised panel lines, parts that don't fit, parts that are there and shouldn't be and parts that aren't there that should. Still that's all over now (unless I find a 1/48 kit at a reasonable price of course........)

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More pickies to see at http://sacmodellersg...freeforums.org.

W

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Wow, a very impressive build here of this great-looking version of the C-130 ! It is especially interesting with that line-up of drones underneath the wings.

(the eye-popping young gal accompanying the images is really wonderful, too ! But, have her be careful with leaning up against that large red button. I imagine in that case something would then take off with a roar or explode !) B):lol:

Mike

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That figure is really cool - was there a model there? :bouncy:

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Very nice! Good to see a different version of the C-130.

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The drones give the Herk a distictive look all it's own. I'm off to the dark side for a while now.

W

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Very nice indeed, does that count as one model or five in close formation?

Duncan B

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Nice work - only ever seen one of these before and that was in the red/white scheme

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Thanks for the comments folks. The hardest part about this kit is finding one in the first place! Oh and the 'milliput elbow' you get sanding anf filling the nose extension.

I'd count it as one model, the four smaller ones are permenantly attached.

W

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Wow, that's a bit special

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You really did a wonder on that nose, it's flawless to my eye and no easy task, I am sure! I don't think you're helping the availability of DC-130 kits by inspiring everyone like this!!!

'Guess I'll have to wait till the flurry dies down to the usual level of insane outbidding ebay madness ;)

Thanks for sharing her...two thumbs way up!

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Very nice model, camo is great

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