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Friday, January 18, 2008

Users insert virus source code into Wikipedia pages

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In an exclusive report, Wikinews has learned that on Wednesday two users, one anonymous and the other only known as MODX, added code on the collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia for a computer virus known as the LoveLetter or ILOVEYOU virus.

The users inserted the VBScript code into various pages including the Wikipedia Sandbox, a page used for editorial testing. This was relatively harmless, as the code could not be activated despite causing some antivirus software to issue an alert.

A Wikipedia administrator began blocking the users and reverting their edits. "I went further and deleted the contributions of these editors where I could in the hopes of preventing follow-up attacks, copycat actions, and random editors stumbling into viral traps whilst walking through a page history", said Scientizzle, the administrator who found the code and attempted to clean up the additions.

However, a major problem arose when he tried to delete the edits from the sandbox. This involves deleting the entire page and restoring good revisions, but the sandbox has such a "massive revision history" that this caused Wikipedia's servers to overload for half an hour, locking countless users out of editing the encyclopedia.

Read the full, exclusive report.

23 comments:

John Schmidt said...

"caused anyone who viewed the page, to be infected with a computer virus known as the LoveLetter virus or the ILOVEYOU virus" <-- What is the evidence for this?

Jason Safoutin said...

Sorry. That has not been update to the current form. I will do it now. Sorry John Schmidt.

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