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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 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.

FM Y-wing

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Looking for something I could knock together quickly (and inspired by a couple of recent builds), I pulled one of my Finemoulds Y-wings out of the stash last week.

I started with the pit and decided to use my triliance 2 seater cockpit conversion, which is really easy to use. Just remove the rear deck, clean up the edges and the new pit dropped right in.

On the lower half of the nose section, you have to cut down the nose gear bay and that's it..........simples. ;)

A before and after type pic.



Next, I started on the main body. You have upper and lower halves and then add the detailed side pieces. The design here is really good, as most of the seams are hidden behind all the detailed gubbins around the edges. B)



More detail bits and engine nozzles added.



Saturn V engines complete and I've started to modify the canopy here (adding a second opening section).


Got a little bit of cleaning up to do, but hopefully should be able to begin painting this weekend.

I think I'm gonna go for a variation on the so called "Red Jammer".


Ohh, and I also pulled out a set Studio Starforge figures. I think I'm gonna have this guy as the pilot.


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Ooh, sweet. I'll be watching with interest.

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Hi Smiffy,

Nice work you have going there. As an FYI a friend of mine did his Y-wing with the two seat cockpit as well, and installed standard pilots. In his case, the pilots interfered with the clear canopy part that fits into the outer canopy shell (some builders perfer the no-glass look- not I, but some). His remedy was to dremel out openings for the pilot's heads in the top of the clear piece; it worked like a charm and you cannot see that little mod when the model is complete.

Hope this helps, Jim

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Looking real nice, looking forward to more. :thumbsup2:

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