Wednesday, May 13, 2009

AVSIM destroyed...

I was stunned and entirely saddened to receive this news from Tom Allensworth, owner of AVSIM - one of the biggest online flight sim news web sites in the world...

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.

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Best Regards,

Tom Allensworth

5 comments:

b90ns126 said...

This was a totally unnecessary bit of petty cruelty.

Ashtonian said...

It is very sad news and absolutely criminal.

dsgooden said...

This is absolutely terrible, just awful news. I hope they get back on their feet and catch the bastards who did this. A very cruel blow.

iwint said...

This honestly is a sad day in the sim aviation industry.

BANichols said...

As a reglar downloader of Avsim files I have gigabytes of them saved on my hard drives. I am sure many other users have the same. Just give me an address and I will gladly upload them. Spread the word. Between us we can restore most of the stuff those mindless barstards destroyed. Oh yes, please buy a tape backup Tom!