Laptop loaded with world’s worst viruses sells for £1million as a work of art in online auction – The Sun

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Laptop loaded with world’s worst viruses sells for £1million as a work of art in online auction – The Sun



A LAPTOP loaded with the world’s worst computer viruses has sold for £1million as a work of art.
The Persistence of Chaos has six infamous malwares including WannaCry, which hit parts of the NHS in 2017.
THEPERSISTENCEOFCHAOS.COM The Persistence of Chaos artwork aims to give ‘abstract threats a physical meaning’
The viruses have caused £74.4billion worth of damage globally.
The Windows XP artwork’s online capabilities have been isolated to prevent use of the bugs.
Artist Guo O Dong created it with cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct.
He said the work, sold in an online auction, “gives abstract threats a physical meaning”.
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Viruses also include year 2000’s ILOVEYOU bug, thought to have affected more than 500,000 PCs after sending an email with an attachment.
MyDoom, a computer worm from 2004 is also on the machine, as well as SoBig, DarkTequila and BlackEnergy.
THEPERSISTENCEOFCHAOS.COM A laptop loaded with the world’s worst computer viruses has sold for £1million as a work of art
PA:Press Association The laptop contains ransomware WannaCry, which infected parts of the NHS in 2017
PA:Press Association The bugs on the laptop have caused £74.4billion worth of damage globally
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