A Bunch of High Schoolers Recreated Martin Shkreli’s Overpriced HIV Drug for $15

A bunch of high schoolers recreated Martin Shkreli's overpriced HIV drug for $15:

  • From the column ‘The VICE Guide to Right Now’
  • almost any drug can be made at small scale for a low price.
  • As part of a high school science project, 11 students at Sydney Grammar were tasked with trying to recreate Daraprim, the drug that Shkreli’s company Turing owns the exclusive rights to in the US.
  • After purchasing the drug in 2015, Turing jacked the price from $18 a pill to $750, sparking public outrage.
  • Watch: VICE Meets Martin Shkreli

A group of 16- and 17-year-old boys was able to recreate Daraprim for just $2 a pill.
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There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild

  • The malware was first spotted by Michael Gillespie , a “security researcher for MalwareHunterTeam.
  • In the new season of Mr. Robot , the critically acclaimed TV show featuring a team of hackers led by a paranoid, psychotic antihero, the hacking group uses ransomware to lock the evil corporation they’re fighting out of their computers and force them to pay up.
  • The ransomware hasn’t infected anyone but whoever created it uploaded it to Virus Total , a free online malware repository, presumably to see if antivirus would detect it as a malicious file.
  • After reality spilling onto Mr. Robot, the TV show is spilling into reality: someone created a real piece of ransomware and called it FSociety, even using the fictitious hacktivist group’s iconic logo.
  • The antivirus company Avira published a blog post about it on Wednesday, trying to speculate as to the origins of the malware.

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@xor: “Mr Robot promo ransomware may sound cool, but wait until Disney’s Frozen your computer and wants BTC to Let It Go”


There’s now a real fsociety ransomware. Or is it a viral marketing ploy?


There’s Now a Mr. Robot-Inspired ‘fsociety’ Ransomware in The Wild