This is similar to the AOL RIOT hoax.
The text of the message is as follows:
THE MILLENIUM RIOT JANUARY 1, 2000
ATTENTION AOL MEMBER (IF YOU AREN'T AN AOL MEMBER,
DELETE THIS BECAUSE WE DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU):
This message has a tracker code encrypted into it. If you're a
dumbass and you don't know what that means, that means we can
see what you do with this message. We know if you delete it. We
know if you foward it. We know your IP address, user name and we
can find out your password and credit card number. You must
foward this letter to 10 AOL members or we will terminate your
account on January 1, 2000. We are AOL's best and most infamous
hacker group, known on the internet as JnL. JnL has participated
in the AOL riot of 1995. We wreaked havoc on the chat rooms and
the AOL servers. We deleted AOL staff accounts. And we deleted
over 150 member accounts. We will do it all again on January 1,
2000. Here's good news for you: If you do what we say and foward
this message to 10 AOL members, we will not terminate your
account and we will let you go scott free. Do you think we're
fucking playing around? If so, wait until January 1, and see if
you can sign on AOL or not.
On the night of December 31, while everbody is partying, JnL
will break into the AOL servers and upload a virus. Everyone
that hasn't fowarded this message will automatically download
the virus upon logging on AOL. Do you think you can get by this
virus by using a virus scanner? Well, this is no ordinary virus.
You're probably saying, "Oh big deal, a virus will delete my
hard drive. I'll just backup my files and reinstall them." Well,
you don't know the half of it. The virus will also install
incorrect drivers for your monitor. If your a fucking retard and
you don't know what we're talking about, we'll tell you. Some
monitors (like Compaq, Gateway, and Phillips Magnavox monitors),
burn it out and get destroyed if incorrect drivers are installed
for it. So not only will the virus destroy your hard drive, but
it will destroy your expensive monitor. So if you know what's
best for you and your wallet, either foward this message to 10
AOL members, or stay off AOL.
We are the JnL hackers that will head the riot and upload the
viruses. So we will be the ones who will fry your computer. Try
and have a Happy New Year.
AOL RIOT 2 ON JANURAY 1, 2000 - It HAS been done before.
This is no fucking joke either.
If the Millenium bug doesn't destroy your computer, we will.
Try and have a happy New Year.