California: For a common person, a laptop carrying malware is anything but desirable. However, in the world of art, a laptop loaded with some of the most dangerous malware is up for auction.
The Persistence of Chaos, made by contemporary internet artist Guo O Dong and cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct, is a Samsung laptop running six pieces of malware, including ILOVEYOU virus, MyDoom, BlackEnergy, dark tequila, and the dreaded WannaCry that have caused financial damages totaling USD 95 billion.
The laptop has been isolated and air-gapped to prevent against the spread of malware. At the time of writing, the malware infested piece of hardware art had received USD 1,345,000 as the highest bid.