Malware-riddled laptop sells for $1.2 million

A laptop filled with six of the world’s most dangerous viruses and malware has sold for $1.2 million at auction, The Verge reported.

The Samsung NC10 laptop that hosts the malware has been named “The Persistence of Chaos” by its creator, artist Guo O Dong, and was commissioned by cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct.

The six viruses on the laptop are estimated to have caused a combined $95 billion in damages.

Included in the six viruses is the infamous WannaCry, which caused nearly $4 billion in damage across about 150 countries, as well as MyDoom, which was the fastest-spreading email worm in history.

The laptop will be used as an artistic creation only, the report stated, and is currently air-gapped to prevent it from being accessed.

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Malware-riddled laptop sells for $1.2 million