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Virus Profile: ICE Virus Mobile Phone Hoax

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 7/15/2005
Date Added: 7/19/2005
Origin: Email
Length: N/A
Type: Hoax
Subtype: E-mail
DAT Required: N/A
   
 
   

Virus Characteristics

AVERT HOAX Notice!!

McAfee AVERT Labs would like to inform you of an email HOAX.

This hoax has been forwarded due to misinformation related to I.C.E.. I.C.E. is an emergency contact system in the U.K., "In Case of Emergency", where people are encouraged to make a cell-phone address-book entry with their emergency contact information. This is to facilitate emergency medical technicians in contacting next of kin or to identify people.

More information about ICE can be found at: http://www.icecontact.com/ .

Further information about the hoax can be found at: http://www.paramedic.org.uk/news_archive/2005/07/news_item.2005-07-13.7479718592 .

We are advising users who receive the email to delete it and DO NOT pass it on as this is how an email HOAX propagates.

Below is the actual text from the message that may be received via email.

Again, if you receive this email delete it and DO NOT pass it on.

McAfee AVERT

Indication of Infection

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.

Methods of Infection

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.

Removal Instructions

Ignore or delete this email and do not forward it to others.
   

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