Mark Bergsma

  1. Wikimedia failover test—expected impact for editors

    Photo by Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods next week.... Read more

  2. Internal security incident identified and resolved at the Wikimedia Foundation

    Photo by Petar Milošević, freely licensed under CC by-SA 4.0.

    On November 12, the Wikimedia Operations team identified a security incident on the Wikimedia Foundation’s Mailman mailing list system that resulted in the breach of four staff email accounts.... Read more

  3. Protecting users against POODLE by removing SSL 3.0 support

    "Pudel-drawing" by Gustav Mützel (Brehms Tierleben), public domain

    To protect our users against the recently disclosed POODLE security vulnerability, we are removing support for SSL 3.0 on all Wikimedia sites as of 15:00 UTC (8:00 am PDT) today.
    SSL 3.0 is an outdated implementation of the HTTPS web encryption protocol. […]... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Foundation selects CyrusOne in Dallas as new data center

  5. Thumbnail issues being resolved

  6. Wikimedia projects down due to power problem in primary data center

  7. Global Outage (cooling failure and DNS)