AOH :: IS2115.HTM

Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site

Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site
Hackers 'destroy' flight sim site 

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.


LayerOne 2009, Information Security for the discerning professional. 
May 23-24 2009 @ The Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California 
Visit for more information 

Site design & layout copyright © 1986-2015 CodeGods