Well, it seems horses have gotten their cyber on. Hundreds of computer parts and cell phones make up a huge Trojan Horse at the International Security Conference during the Cyber Week 2016 conference being held at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Below is a cool video that shows how they assembled the one of a kind sculpture and a short version of the real Trojan Horse. A secret message, perhaps?
And here is another attendee’s close up video of the horse. Is that my computer keyboard that I see in there?!
The idea for Cyber Horse was made and built by No, No, No, No, No, Yes, an agency based in New York City. The founder and chief creative officer, Gideon Amichay, talks about the Cyber Horse in a blog post on his site:
The Cyber Horse is a piece of work created with thousands of infected computer and cell phone components. It illustrates the increasing use of malware in making cyberspace a hostile environment. Like in the legendary story of Troy, the Cyber Horse stands at the front gates of the Tel-Aviv cyber conference auditorium. Like its namesake, it conceals bad news and is waiting for the doors to open. – Gideon Amichay
The horse also has it’s own Twitter account, @CyberHorse2016.
As they say, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Or in the hard drive. You never know how many Greek warriors you might find in there!