A powerful dissonant virus created by Pax and the behest of Winternight, '''Jormungand''' was responsible for corrupting most of the world-wide Matrix during the Matrix Crash 2.0.

During Novatech's initial public offering on November 2nd, 2064, the AI Deus seized control of the East Coast Stock Exchange Matrix host with the intention of upgrading its code to become a God-like Matrix entity.  As it grew in power, Deus forced open several SANs and co-opted their processing power to fuel its upgrade.  Puck then planted the Jormungand code-egg he was carrying which subsequently hatched and crashed the East Coast Stock Exchange, but not before it spread into the SANs which Deus had accessed.