[Foundation-l] Fwd: Wikipedia e-mail

Nicholas Moreau nicholasmoreau at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 18:44:22 UTC 2010

Has anyone else got this weird message, a pseudo-phishing attack?

I love how they call me an "active administrator", when I don't really
edit terribly much anymore, let alone administrate very much.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Saynotoarbcomclique <wikifreedomfighter at googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Wikipedia e-mail
To: Zanimum <nicholasmoreau at gmail.com>

Dear active administrator,

As an advanced user here at wikipedia, I am sure you are familiar with
the corruption and bureaucracy that exists at every level, with the
site effectively being run by a clique of editors who are only looking
out for their own interests. Heck, maybe you are one of them!
Hopefully though you are not, and would be willing to help us restore
fairness and integrity to the project...

We are currently expanding our portfolio of administrator accounts and
perhaps you could consider sharing yours with us - to do so will take
you only two minutes: change the password (if desired) and then reply
to this email with your login details. We'll do the rest!

Thank you for your time and consideration, and naturally do not
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

The Wikipedia Freedom Fighters

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