[ISN] Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 04:41:02 -0500 (CDT)

By Daniel Emery
Technology reporter
BBC News
14 May 2009 

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.

The site's founder, Tom Allensworth, said that the site would be down 
for the foreseeable future and was unsure if would ever go back up.


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