TechCrunch: The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security

TechCrunch: The Wikimedia Foundation taps $2.5M from Craig Newmark to beef up its security. “Last week, users around the world found Wikipedia down after the online, crowdsourced encyclopedia became the target of a massive, sustained DDoS attack — one that it is still actively fighting several days later (even though the site is now back up). Now, in a coincidental twist of timing, Wikipedia’s parent, the Wikimedia Foundation, is announcing a donation aimed at helping the group better cope with situations just like this: Craig Newmark Philanthropies, a charity funded by the Craigslist founder, is giving $2.5 million to Wikimedia to help it improve its security.”

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