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Is this the end for AVSIM?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

PRESS RELEASE: AVSIM Hacked!!

Tom Allensworth, CEO and Publisher of AVSIM, today issued the following announcement; “We regret to inform the flight simulation community that on Tuesday, May 12, AVSIM was hacked and effectively destroyed. The method of the hack makes recovery difficult, if not impossible, to recover from. Both servers, that is the library / email and web site / forum servers were attacked. AVSIM is totally offline at this time and we expect to be so for some time to come. We are not able to predict when we will be back online, if we can come back at all. We will post more news as we are able to in the coming days and weeks. END

Best Regards,
Tom Allensworth

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Cheeks Chief Captain

OMG you cant be serious!!!!
If they dont come back, well........its not gonna be pretty.....

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Why would anyone want to destroy that site??

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Someone with too much time on their hands

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Lets get avsim back up and running.
I have a donate button to them on my webboard sidebar.
Click it and donate whatever you can.

http://www.flightsimulationforums.com/index.php

Radar

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Good idea. The guy who did this is a total Censored
Lets hope they get back up and running

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Chris Morris (morris91) Chief Captain

Thats a great idea Radarman, i think tom would really aprichiate that.

Also, AVSIM made the BBC Headlines: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8049780.stm

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Tailhook wrote:

Why would anyone want to destroy that site??

It makes me mad that anyone would want to do such a thing Evil or Very Mad , but unfortunately they get rep points for destroying things Confused , so the bigger the site they destroy the bigger the rep they get within their own sad,slimey,i can't get a girlfriend ,i look like a pasty Dracula,nobody will go to the prom with me, so my right hand is my best blistered friend in my sad lonely internet Censored World !
Too far? Not far enough i think!

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art lippel (effieveda) First Officer

Well said guys. In my humble opinion, that Censored who did that should be taken out and have his Censored cut off, very slowly, so as to inflict the most pain possible. Aside from that, why did Avsim not have a remote back up for all their data? I would gladly have paid a small fee for a down load to support the effort, but they will not see a dime from me, because they made no effort to secure what had to have been the largest flight sim data base in the world. After all, this is the Censored internet.

Censored 'em all ...Art

P.S.

What the Censored is happening to our avatars on this site?

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Blink Blink

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Tailhook Chief Captain

effieveda wrote:

P.S.

What the Censored is happening to our avatars on this site?

I haven't been able to see Avatars since yesterday Art... we won't need any though if you keep adding these funny emoticons to your posts Very Happy

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