Everyone knows that in a matter of hours, hype can turn a small event into something much larger in the minds of society. Enter the latest round of malicious spam we have seen here at Symantec—the death of the Internet.
The following spam subject lines have been seen:
Secret Plan To Kill Internet By 2012: Leaked?
PLAN TO KILL THE INTERNET BY 2012- Documented
2012: The year the Internet as we know it dies...
2012: The Year The Internet Ends
This certainly sounds devastating because many of us spend a rather large amount of our time, both as part of work and as part of life, online. Addition information on this apocalyptic event continues in the various body texts we have seen, including:
Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks