levin (mnemonic_) wrote in wikipedians,
levin
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A Wikipedia "Pearl Harbor"...

What would it take to render unusable or unaccessible a significant percentage (greater than 5%) of Wikipedia? Could a large scale, well-orchestrated attack irrevocably damage Wikipedia contents? Or are there sufficient backups and defensive measures to prevent such deleterious activities?

(From my casual standpoint it seems that the latter is true, though I have not put extensive thought on the subject.)

P.S. I'm not trying to be fear mongering or anti-wiki. This is purely for my curiosity's sake.
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