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The New Ice Age Hoax

Discovered:
February 13, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:35:06 AM
Type:
Hoax

This is a hoax. The hoax message is similar to the following:

Subject: NEW COMPUTER VIRUS IS LOOSE!
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 02:00:32 -0600

Message:

*PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!*


NATIONAL WARNING FROM DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES:

THERE IS A DANGEROUS VIRUS AT LARGE...
This is a matter of great urgency. Last week a very dangerous computer virus, called "The New Ice Age," was stolen from our labs by an unknown group of terrorists. This Macro-Virus Hybrid is extremely dangerous and preys on both small personal computers and large corperate and internet servers. The NIA virus can attach itself to any file or e-mail and infect your computer's hard drive and backup. It then reproduces rapidly and renders your computer powerless in a
matter of minutes. NIA was devoloped by our programmers as a form of Computer-born Warfare for the United States Government and is
completely undetectable to all current anti-virus programs. If this virus spreads, it could ruin the national economy, or the global economy for that matter. We must stop the spread of this virus!

*PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!*

We are currently working around the clock on the NIA Anti-Virus and are very close. We hope to have the NIA Anti-Virus up and running on February 15, 2001. It will be free and downloadable to the public.
EVERY COMPUTER MUST BE EQUIPPED TO STOP THIS VIRUS! For details, click on the link below...

www.thenewiceage.com

Seeing is believing. Here are a few sites and companies already rendered useless by NIA...

J-PACK FLIGHT SYSTEMS
DARK CIRCLES SOFTWARE AND GAMING
SOFT DISTORTION LIGHTING
HALO PUBLISHING CO.

*PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!*

DTPSD is a covert software company contracted exclusively by the United States government. After the internet revolution began in the nineties, the US government has been contracting us to develop various digital and computer-born methods of warfare. The New Ice Age virus is the most powerful weapon we've developed to date. If used on another country, the US could render the country powerless and moneyless in a matter of days. In the wrong hands, who knows whatdamage could be done... We fear that these terrorists have a hidden agenda to immensely damage our country's economy and maybe even the
world's. It is important that we stop the spread of this virus.

*PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!*

Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Lauren Brown
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