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Flight Sim site goes down - maybe permanently

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, May 15, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    Looks like the hackers are doing the rounds at the moment.

    I know a lot of gaming sites have recently been the subject of DDOS attacks and this on the BBC site shows that a well regarded flight sim site may be out of business permanently :

    "Flight simulator site Avsim has been "destroyed" by malicious hackers.

    The site, which launched in 1996, covered all aspects of flight simulation, although its main focus was on Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

    The attack took down the site's two servers and the owners had not established an external backup system."


    Full story - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8049780.stm

    I suppose there's a story in the fact they didn't seem to have adequate backup but it's still difficult to see what the hackers have gained except the "kudos" from the publicity.
     
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    I'll never understand the enjoyment some people get from destroying things.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    Yup, my thoughts exactly - especially as they've been going a good number of years, unbelievable !
     
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