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DonziJon
05-14-2009, 02:42 PM
I have been a member of AVSIM.com and FlightSim.com for many years. They are Avaition Flight Simulation Support Websites. These are the TWO LARGEST of their kind in the WORLD. These Websites have HUGE File Librarys with thousands simulated Aircraft and simulated Scenery that have been uploaded by developers and are free for the downloading, as add-ons to MS Flight Simulator.

This past Tuesday AVSIM.com was HACKED and essentially DESTROYED. That this actually happened should be of interest to anyone who has invested considerable time and resources in an interactive Website.

I have linked to a POST by the owner of AVSIM.com, ..posted on FlightSim.com, ...his largest competitor. Some of the responses from people with IT experience may be enlightening...Particularly with respect HOW such a Website is Backed Up. John

http://forums.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?t=196438

EDIT: From the BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8049780.stm

justleft
05-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Very interesting.

Another forum that swim visits was hacked and database stolen.

The thief offered to sell the database back.

Most of the gang stayed around and many had archives of the sticky's.

harbormaster
05-19-2009, 10:07 AM
I backup my databases every 3 days.

Euro 95
05-19-2009, 12:10 PM
I backup my databases every 3 days.

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