A laptop with 6 of the deadliest malware threats ever is selling for $1,200,749
Did you know that a laptop infected with six of the deadliest malware ever found on the Internet is selling for $1,200,749? Yes, you have heard it right!
The laptop in question is an air-gapped Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook (2008) running Windows XP SP3, which is being auctioned by Deep Instinct, a cybersecurity company, in collaboration with artist Guo O Dong, according to a report by Forbes.
This Samsung laptop runs six of the deadliest malware released online, which are WannaCry DarkTequila, SoBig, MyDoom, ILOVEYOU, and BlackEnergy. These malware have collectively caused damages of nearly $100 billion around the world.
The creators have ensured that the device is not connected to the Internet so that the viruses don’t spread.
“These pieces of software seem so abstract, almost fake with their funny, spooky names, but I think they emphasize that the web and IRL are not different spaces,” Guo said. “Malware is one of the most tangible ways that the internet can jump out of your monitor and bite you.”
Currently, “The Persistence Of Chaos” website is live streaming the Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-inch netbook as “a piece of art” on their homepage. At the time of writing, the bidding amount for this deadly device is showing as $1,200,749. With more than four days to go for the auction, the selling price of the deadliest laptop is going to shoot up for sure.