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Iraq and Al Qaeda would unleash their elite squads of über-hackers on any country that dared to invade Iraq in 2003
Mystic seer: numerous fearmongers including U.S. representative Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ), ex-FBI flunky Michael Vatis, Computerworld pundit Dan Verton, fiction author Bill Neugent, fiction author John Mariotti, Washington think tank pundit Yonah Alexander, self-proclaimed 'cyberwar correspondent' Giles Trendle, and many others
Announced: ca. November 2002 to March 2003
Prediction: Iraq and/or Al Qaeda would unleash über-hackers and thousands of über-viruses on any country that dared to invade Iraq in 2003.
Cyber-terrorism would occur in 2003
Mystic seer: John Gantz, chief research officer, IDC
Announced: December 2002 in a press conference
Prediction: reported Gantz predicted "a major cyberterrorism event will occur in 2003 ... one that will disrupt the economy and bring the Internet to its knees for at least a day or two. The event could take the form of a denial of service attack, a network intrusion or even a physical attack on key network assets."
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