The ‘Persistence of Chaos’ laptop is infected with some of the most dangerous malware including WannaCry.
A Samsung’s 11-year old Notebook called the Persistence of Chaos is dubbed the most dangerous PC in the world because it is loaded with six of the most notorious and damaging computer viruses. The computer is now up for sale and the highest bid received so far is $1.1 million.
Reportedly, the collective damages of these viral strains total around £95 billion while all of these viruses are capable of stealing financial data and can even bring down an entire electricity grid.
A Chinese artist Guo O Dong has organized the auction along with Deep Instinct, a cyber-security firm. As per the organizers, the internet capabilities and ports of this laptop are disabled so that the stored viruses don’t land into the hands of unauthorized people.
The laptop’s Internet capability will also remain disabled until it reaches the auction winner. The auction is based out of New York and will end on Wednesday. The seller has clearly mentioned on the auction site that the laptop is indeed a potential security hazard:
“As a buyer, you recognize that this work represents a potential security hazard. By submitting a bid you agree and acknowledge that you’re purchasing this work as a piece of art or for academic reasons, and have no intention of disseminating any malware.”
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