30. You May Have to Lie to Kick It

Compromised page: Alan Mcilwraith

Year: 2006

Alan Mcilwraith proved that Wikipedia can make you famous. Realizing that he could create a page on a Wikipedia mirror site, Mcilwraith built an article for a British army officer, Captain Sir Alan Mcilwraith. The page featured an image of Mcilwraith in full military garb with the description saying that he "is best known for risking his own life to protect that of his men for his action he was awarded DSO." Not bad for a Dell customer service representative.