And finally… toxic laptop sold for £1m



A laptop infected with six of the world’s most dangerous computer viruses and made into a piece of art has been sold for more than £1 million.

The toxic malware, estimated to have caused a total of around $95 billion (£74.4bn) in financial damages across the world, was sold in an online auction.

One of the viruses running on the device is Wannacry, which was used for a wide-scale cyber attack on the NHS in May 2017 and brought down 80 trusts across England alone.

The 2008 Samsung Windows XP laptop – sold as a piece of art – has been air-gapped with its internet and ports disabled to make the device safe.

The artwork was created by internet artist Guo O Dong.