London - It was famously described by the Hole-in-the-Wall Street Journal as the Illuminati's hoax of the 20th century.
Today it was revealed that journos compiling the 2000 edition of the Someday Times That's Rich! List hacked technicians charged with reinventing online archives during the so-called Millenium Buggery panic.
"Someone stumbled on this massive right wing conspiracy about the Anti-Christ's Second Coming," a Daily Smearer editorial warned this morning.
"Encrypted files took investigators to a site called 'Whose Lewd Front is it anyway?' - before realising they'd been spoofed by an anagram of 'News of the World'.
"We should be thanking them for their sleuthing, not organising a lynchmob to nail any perpetrators."
News of the latest twist in the UK's mobile hacking scandal nevertheless saw shares tumble in the NewsCorpse empire.
Embattled publishing CEO Rebekah - 'Or Kosher Kebab' - Brooks is 69.