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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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Ray S

HMS Manxman

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Hello all, my first kit posting here. The Airfix Manxman was my way of practising for the WEM Abdiel. I enjoyed building this, and did a few modifications. I changed the profile of the breakwater and made it out of thin card, also replacing the splinter shields around the aft gun, around the pair of quad vickers guns either side of the bridge and the hemispherical one further aft. The mines were replaced with plastic rod, and the mine launch ramp was from plastic card prior to WEM etch being added. When I do these smaller kits I tend to work fore to aft, completing as I go rather than bottom to top. Railings are attached as I go, and I have found 'Glue n Glaze' is ideal for attaching railings, gripping well but still allowing flex to make minor adjustments. The masts were brass rod, and the crows nest was from contrail tubing trimmed to shape. I do have difficulty painting the etch, I always seem to miss parts no matter how I try to get it right. The old eyesight you know!

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All I got to do is figure out how to get the pic to show!

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Lets see how that goes this time. Please be patient it took me a fortnight at Modelwarships!

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Excellent work,Ray,I like the PE work ,it will be interesting to see your WEM Abdiel.Welcome to Britmodeller BTW,they are a grand set of people here.

Cheers,Phil :speak_cool:

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Welcome that looks really cool, I take it the big bit on the front is a wave breaker thingy?

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