Patron has paid $ 1.3 million (around 9 rupees) for a latent mine which is technically equivalent: the Samsung 2008 Notebook, which contains some of the most destructive malware in the world.
“The Sustainability of Chaos,” like some of the works of Chinese artist Guo Dong Internet and commissioned by Deep Instinct, a New York-based Cyber company was created. The company supplies malicious software and works with Guo to protect itself from the actual damage caused by the project.
“We have this fantasy that things that happen on a computer cannot affect us, but that is ridiculous,” Guo told Verge. “Virus that affects the electricity network or public infrastructure can cause direct damage.”
Viruses that appear include names that can be confused with pop songs, but cause economic damage of more than $ 95 billion. The “Wanna Cry” Ransomware attack in May 2017 was one of the biggest, affecting more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, causing chaos on the NHS in Britain and in Renault factories in France. “BlackEnergy” caused blackouts in Ukraine in December 2015 The oldest malware “I love you” is an email attachment, presented as a love letter in May 2000 that infected tens of millions of computers on the Windows operating system.
“This software looks very abstract, almost faked with pleasure, the names of their minds, but I think they emphasize that the Internet and IRL [in real life] are not different spaces,” Guo said at Verge.
Guo and the Deep Instinct said they had taken steps to ensure that the malicious software was harmless. Laptops are air locked, meaning they are not directly connected to the Internet and cannot send viruses to other networks. Internet features will be deactivated before being sent to auction winners.
Malicious software includes viruses, worms, spyware, robots, and other malicious code that can be used to retrieve personal information or damage. In November, Marriott International showed violations of data that revealed data from more than 500,000 customers was one of the biggest breakthroughs in history. Earlier this month, cyber attacks with tools of the National Security Agency accelerated in Baltimore caused chaos.
Guo made the first headline with his artwork in 2017 with performance art by Segway artists while walking hipster on the streets of Brooklyn with ropes.