Someone is selling a laptop filled with 6 of the world’s most dangerous viruses for more than $1 million. Here is why you should buy it – and how it could benefit you.
6 of the world’s most dangerous viruses
A magnificent piece of work created by internet artist Guo O Dong shows an ordinary laptop filled with 6 of the world’s most dangerous viruses. However, the laptop is 100% safe as long as you don’t connect to your Wi-Fi or plug in a USB.
According to the artist Guo O Dong himself, the dream of making such a device was to expose how the physical work could be threats posed by the digital world.
“We have this fantasy that things that happen in computers can’t actually affect us, but this is absurd,” says Guo. “Weaponized viruses that affect power grids or public infrastructure can cause direct harm.”
These monstrous six viruses in this Samsung laptop were selected for massive economic damage they have caused. One of these viruses is the – ILOVEYOU virus, a malware created in 2000 as a “love letter” attached to emails. Also, there is the WannaCry, another bug that shut down computers in hospitals and factories around the world in 2017.
Besides, intelligence agencies around the world ended blaming North Korea for this WannaCry virus. In fact, the artist Guo believes that WannaCry is the real example of how internet attacks can affect our lives. “WannaCry … is the malware that caused the [UK’s National Health Service] $100 million in damages.
This powerful virus was the source of cancellation of tens of thousands of doctors’ appointments”. On top of that, another virus attack “this month” affected the city of Baltimore. The malware role was to freeze government systems and disrupt “estate sales, water bills, health alerts.”
World’s most dangerous viruses
Most importantly, Guo believes that 6 of the world’s most dangerous viruses on his Samsung laptop caused economic damage worth $95 billion. Guo’s monster Samsung laptop is confirmed by cybersecurity firm DeepInstinct. Moreover, it is being auctioned online with the current price equal to $1.2 million.