Most folks hate the thought of their computer getting infected with a virus, and for good reason.
After all, viruses and other forms of malware can wreak all kinds of havoc with your computer and put your personal information and entire financial life at risk!
But guess what? Several folks were willing to pay big bucks for a machine that was known to already have viruses on it.
And when I say big bucks, I mean just that. Like to the tune of $1.345 million!
I kid you not. An anonymous bidder just bought at auction an 11 year old Samsung laptop that had been intentionally infected with six different viruses, and that stratospheric amount was his winning bid.
And by the way, the viruses on that machine aren’t just run-of-the-mill viruses like your computer might happen to pick up if you were to click a random malicious link.
They’re actually six of the most dangerous computer viruses ever unleashed onto the public.
All total, it’s believed they’re responsible for causing a whopping $95 billion dollars in financial losses worldwide!
So why was this old laptop intentionally infected with viruses?
In a word, the answer is ART.
In order to create his latest digital masterpiece, a Chinese artist by the name of Guo O. Dong installed the viruses onto the laptop and then disabled the laptop’s Internet circuitry and I/O ports to prevent it from spreading the viruses to other machines.
The infected laptop was then put up for auction as a piece of art entitled “The Persistence of Chaos”.
The winning bidder (who wishes to remain anonymous) paid $1.345 million for this mind-boggling piece of “artwork”.
Now why didn’t I think of that?
Here’s a very short video about this unique “work of art”. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.