In Reply to: Re: It may have been lame, but it was susupicious and malicious posted by Monger on December 16, 2005 at 23:48:45:
That was the point, that the hijacking seemingly benefits nobody, but just serves to add to the confusion and detour action if the public tries to get to exfamily through a search engine.
There are many instances where members acted on their own accord without it being santioned by someone higher up. In a few instances, I know where leadership has allowed people with internet savvy to take initiative, as long as it doesn't get too risky. In those instances, memebrs were told to pull back after a certain point. I can imagine a scenario where they discover a hole, exploit it a little, but are told not to go too far lest they get caught. Being seen to directly benefit from the hijacking would make it too obvious they were behind it. The more you mess with it the more trails you leave. They are much safer messing with Wikipedia.