AVSIM Destroyed By Hacker

avsim1Tom 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….”.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 17:50

Was a sad day for the FS community…

Gordon MacKay
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 21:50

Unlike the Twin Towers – Most of what was on AVSIM is distributed on folks computers Globally. “You can’t destroy the signal”: if the basic structure can be put back together then between us we can all swarm back the data..?
I too would pay for secured access….

Phil
Sunday, May 17, 2009 15:28

That is a CRIME! what a great tragedy, what lowlife could do such a thing..a bloody disgrace.

Skinny Puppy
Friday, May 15, 2009 11:49

@Spinoza Your namesake and Einstein shared a common belief. My statement, which you quoted, doesn’t live in a vacuum and that’s why I quantified it when I said, ‘What does transcend the above statements is when there is TRUST involved.’ You posited a rhetorical statement (in the absence of a question mark) and a question. The rhetorical statement, because of its sensitive nature, can’t be discussed on these forums. I’ll only mention that the quote came from Christopher Hitchens. Your question is easy to refute. A blind man (or one can pick a poison, or pick an event) can’t ‘see’… Read more »

baruchspinoza
Friday, May 15, 2009 02:51

@Puppy
What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.’
Therefore I (and others if they wish to) can dismiss your negative posts completely.

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Hmmmmm. What can be asserted without evidence….

If only life is that simple. By that definition, since no one can scientifically prove that God exists, ergo, God doesn’t exist. Another simplier example, a person born blind will never see a rainbow, ergo, that too doesn’t exist?