A businesswoman who had been harassed by an anonymous Wikipedia contributor just won a landmark legal battle to have her accuser's identity revealed. The victim reportedly had someone write 'confidential and sensitive' details about her professional life and that of her child's on her online encyclopedia page. She also received anonymous threatening letters suggesting that her accuser would reveal other incriminating information to the press.
The website has now been ordered to release technical information in order to help track down the blackmailer. This case is the latest example of Wikipedia - which has approximately 325 million visitors a month and can be edited by anyone - being used for malicious or mischievous reasons.