Persistence of Chaos is not a art painting
Persistence of Chaos is not a painting, neither old original book of any great writer. It is old, outdated Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook (2008), Windows XP SP3, This laptop cannot be used for any purpose. Then why it was sold for $ 1.3 million?
I googled for the reason but could not find an answer. Why an old laptop with so many diseases (Malware) will sell for so much. But still it was a piece of news for days and online auction fetched $1.3 million.
But it is a powerful symbol of the threat in the internet world. This simple laptop is the symbol of damages it can cause by way of malware it has. This laptop is loaded with four worms and two Trojan.It was created by Guo O Dong, an internet artist (what art?). This laptop has not done any damage to the internet world. But these six malware have caused at least US$95 billion in damage around the world,
What is Air Gapped Computer?
Air gapping is a security measure to ensure that a computer network is physically isolated from unsecured networks like the internet and local area network.it is not directly connected to the internet, nor is it connected to any other system that is connected to the internet. A true air-gapped computer is also physically isolated, meaning data can only be passed to it physically (via USB, removable media or a firewire with another machine).
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It is a computer worm that successfully attacked tens of millions of Windows computers in 2000 when it was sent as an attachment to an email message with the text “ILOVEYOU”.it’s estimated that the infamous ILOVEYOU worm infected about 10 percent of the world’s internet-connected computers within just 10 days. World over it affected 500,000+ systems and caused $15B in damages total, with $5.5B in damages being caused in the first week.
It is the fastest-spreading e-mail worm ever affecting Microsoft Windows. Mydoom appears to have been commissioned by e-mail spammers so as to send junk e-mail through infected computers. The worm contains the text message “andy; I’m just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry,
It was potentially commissioned by Russian e-mail spammers, was one of the fastest spreading worms. It’s projected that this virus caused $38B in damages.
The Sobig worm is considered one of the most destructive worms of its time, It has also set records in spreading ability, including the number of emails sent with itself attached. This piece of malware could copy files, email itself to others, and could damage computer software/hardware. This piece of malware caused $37.1B in damages and affected hundreds of thousands of PCs.
WannaCry ransomware, extremely virulent crypto-worm, made it possible to wreak havoc on computers around the world, infecting more than 200,000 systems in over 150 countries and holding the infected machines ransom for $300 a pop. Mere weeks later, Petya/NotPetya ransomware used a worm to spread within local networks.
Dark Tequila, aTrojan, is a complex malicious campaign targeting Latin American users, with the primary purpose of stealing financial information, as well as login credentials to popular websites that range from code versioning repositories to public file storage accounts and domain registrars.
DarkTequila stole bank credentials and corporate data even while offline. DarkTequila costed millions in damages across many users.
BlackEnergy is a Trojan that is used to conduct DDoS attacks, cyber espionage, and information destruction attacks. It uses sophisticated rootkit/process-injection techniques, robust encryption, and a modular architecture known as a “dropper”. BlackEnergy was used in a cyber attack that prompted a large-scale blackout in Ukraine in December 2015.