Beware the ICE virus hoax

Friday, 22 July 2005, 3:58 PM EST

Experts at Sophos have warned of a new virus hoax. If you receive a mail claiming that ICE is a virus, first don't believe it, second don't forward it, because it's a hoax.

The acronym ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. It's also the name coined for the campaign begun in May this year by paramedic Bob Brotchie, who works for the East Anglian Ambulance Service, to encourage mobile phone users to add a number of someone to contact in an emergency - under the the entry ICE - to their mobile phone directory.

At Ping Wales.

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