Monday, April 1, 2019

Urgent - malware can affect humans!

CP alert, 01.04.2019 

Check Point Research Team is about to release an article concerning new and somewhat terrifying development in the world of malware. Apparently, they have discovered a strain of malware affecting not only computers and mobile devices but also humans.

Similar to what has been described in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash novel, a computer virus sends some seemingly random sets of digits to GPU causing it to show short timed "garbage" images between the regular frames.

This is believed to be a side effect of GPU crypto-jacking attempts.

Normally those images are not registered by human mind, but if one's screen refresh rate is set to 60 frames per second, there is a risk of exposure.

Our source claims that at least one of key researches has been affected.

Symptoms can include nausea, headaches, seizures, and blackouts. In a long term, malware can lead to psychic and personality changes, causing anti-social behaviour, addiction to loud rock and rap music, desire to ware baseball caps, grow a beard, or to ride a heavy motorcycle at high speed.

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact the author of this blog for further investigation. Do not panic, damage can be reversed, but requires immediate attention.