Infected by six famous malware programs laptop played out on a public auction.Historically these six malwares in total brought financial loss of $95 billion. Laptop cost exceeded $1 million.
In the frames of «The Persistence of Chaos» project Deep Instinct company infected Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook (2008) device with Windows XP SP3, with malware programs.
Among malware programs were such “cybercrimes monsters” as WannaCry that infected thousands of computers in 2017, and BlackEnergy, that caused power outrages in Ukraine in 2015.
Besides, laptop infected with ILOVEYOU malware, MyDoom worm, SoBig Trojan and DarkTequila malware.
Deep Instinct decided to isolate infected computer and turn it off from the Net to prevent further spread of malware programs. Laptop sold now as a state of art.
“The sale of malware for operational purposes is illegal in the United States. 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. Upon the conclusion of this auction and before the artwork is shipped, the computer’s internet capabilities and available ports will be functionally disabled”, — inform auction organizers.
At the time of writing this article, precise price consisted $1 200 749.
Online broadcast of this action is available on “The Persistence of Chaos” webpage.