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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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Mark

1/48th Hasegawa + Aeroclub Spitfire Mk.IXc, 145(Polish)Sqn, RAF

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Hi all, I know, I know… It’s another Spitfire and another RAF scheme. But this one’s a bit different as it is an accurate 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXc! Well, it’s about as close to an accurate Mk.IXc as I can get!

The kit is the Hasegawa one but with the Aeroclub fuselage as well as their four-bladed propeller and spinner. The exhausts are the excellent Moskit ones, seat belts are by Eduard and the decals are by Techmod representing ZX-5, EN267 of 145(Polish)Sqn, RAF, in North Africa in 1943.

The Aeroclub fuselage corrects all the shape issues with the Hasegawa kit's rather short fuselage and having compared every available option for a Mk.IX, this replacement injected fuselage by Aeroclub really does, in my humble opinion, look the part and could not be easier to use being a direct replacement.

Hope you like her and are not too bored of Spitfires as I seem to be on a bit of a Spitfire roll right now!

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Nice Spit, nice Scheme. Since seeing the Spit in the Malta air museum as a kid, I've always liked the Mediteranean scheme and you've done it justice.

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Hi Woody,

I used to stay in Malta when I worked for Emirates and never, ever went to the museum because, well, I'll go next time... The number of times I said that with regards to any of the places that I visited and now I work short haul the opportunities are no longer there, well, not unless I pay to go myself!

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