Attila the Pun's sandbox

What to add:

  • Clearer description in general
  • Add what the effects actually do in the description
  • A story through the strain logs

What HAS to stay:

  • Nathan Snyder (OCT demands it!)
  • Neurocrack

What needs to go:

  • Daniel Yu
  • Email logs
  • Trim the description
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Item #: SCP-2801

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All SCP-2801 variants are considered highly infectious. No more than two SCP-2801-1 instances are to be held at any given facility, and all instances not held for research purposes are to be terminated or administered Class-K amnestics. Instances held for research are to be contained in soundproofed humanoid containment chambers. Psionic scramblers are to be placed outside these chambers to prevent SCP-2801-1 instances from receiving or transmitting psionic signals. If an SCP-2801-1 instance must be removed from one of these chambers, they are to be rendered unconscious by two deaf D-class personnel before being transported.

All newly hired personnel are to undergo screening for SCP-2801 infection. D-class personnel are to be screened on a weekly basis, MTF personnel are to be screened on a biweekly basis as well as immediately after operations, and all other personnel are to be screened on a monthly basis. If a D-class personnel is found to be an instance of SCP-2801-1, all D-class in the instance's assigned barracks are to be immediately quarantined until diagnosis.

Foundation webcrawlers are to monitor file-sharing websites and hacker forums for uploads of Neurocrack and possible SCP-2801 source code. Upon detection, these uploads are to be taken down as quickly as possible.

Additional strain-specific containment procedures may be required. Contact the SCP-2801 project director for more details.

Description: SCP-2801 collectively refers to a series of self-propogating neurological phenomena affecting human brain function. These phenomena (individually referred to as SCP-2801 “strains”) have been recorded affecting various human individuals (hereafter referred to as SCP-2801-1), regardless of physical or mental differences. There are currently over 300 unique variants of SCP-2801, each with different behavioral characteristics and symptoms.1

Most SCP-2801 strains allow for some degree of physical and mental control over infected instances through the use of psionic signals. This is often done through the use of computer software and a Telepathic Network Interface Controller (TNIC)2. This control includes causing SCP-2801-1 instances to transmit low-frequency psionic signals to the controller or other instances; some strains have been observed utilizing this for data exfiltration, or to form a communications network. SCP-2801-1 instances demonstrate complete ignorance of these properties.

Although some strains may be mitigated by other means, the only known effective treatment for SCP-2801 infection is the use of Class-K amnestics. As this results in total memory loss and often extensive brain damage to the host, research into a less damaging treatment is currently underway.

Addendum 2801-1: SCP-2801 variants are created through the use of a piece of software for Linux computers referred to as Neurocrack, first distributed on a number of hacker forums under various screen names on 2017/6/15. The software has been redistributed multiple times since from various sources. This software is capable of generating cognitohazards in the form of audio and image files, using a variety of common formats. The effects of the hazards generated are determined by user-written code similar in syntax to the C programming language, making Neurocrack much more versatile than any other cognitohazard creation software currently known to the Foundation. Neurocrack is believed to have been created, at least in part, by an individual designated POI-7684.