Laptop loaded with world’s worst viruses sells for £1million as a work of art in online auction

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A LAPTOP loaded with the world’s worst computer viruses has sold for £1million as a work of art.

The Persistence of Chaos has six infamous malwares including WannaCry, which hit parts of the NHS in 2017.

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The Persistence of Chaos artwork aims to give ‘abstract threats a physical meaning’[/caption]

The viruses have caused £74.4billion worth of damage globally.

The Windows XP artwork’s online capabilities have been isolated to prevent use of the bugs.

Artist Guo O Dong created it with cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct.

He said the work, sold in an online auction, “gives abstract threats a physical meaning”.


Viruses also include year 2000’s ILOVEYOU bug, thought to have affected more than 500,000 PCs after sending an email with an attachment.

MyDoom, a computer worm from 2004 is also on the machine, as well as SoBig, DarkTequila and BlackEnergy.

A laptop loaded with the world’s worst computer viruses has sold for £1million as a work of art
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The laptop contains ransomware WannaCry, which infected parts of the NHS in 2017[/caption]

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The bugs on the laptop have caused £74.4billion worth of damage globally[/caption]

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