Chapter 54: Mysterious Virus
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was a new strain of computer virus in the market.
The virus was curiously enough, practically harmless. It would not steal the host's private information, change the host's settings, or harm its host in any way.
The only thing it did was slow the computer down, and crash it once in a while! A major annoyance if there ever was one.
For this generation which was constantly attached to the internet, intermittent crashing was a blood-curdling inconvenience.
No computer user would want to deal with such a virus.
Very quickly, people found out the virus only affected computers that had installed Chui Corps' security software, King Kong Internet Security.
The virus would go away after they switched over to a different software.
Within the next two days, the number of people that uninstalled and returned King Kong Internet Security was staggering.
This shook Chui Ming to his core. He immediately called for his team to resolve this issue. However, no matter how hard they tried, they could do nothing against this mysterious virus.
If this virus wasn't taken down, his partnership with Xi Empire would definitely end up a pipe dream.
Worse yet, this kind of lucrative partnership opportunity would not easily present itself again.
Plus, it was crunch time. He couldn't possibly wait until all his customers and clienteles drop his software before he came up with the solution. He needed to strike while the iron was hot.
Alas, his own team was useless and it was inconceivable for him to ask other companies for help.
He had no choice but to turn to the hacker's forum. He opened a thread asking for help, whoever that managed to destroy the virus would be greatly rewarded.
Xinghe didn't expect Chui Ming to lose his patience so early. It was only the second day after she tossed out the virus and he already lost his footing.
She scanned Chui Ming's thread and did nothing. The post though did attract many other hackers to his aid.
None of them could neutralize her virus.
People were curious and questions circulated. Where did the virus come from and how come no one managed to override it?
The hubbub finally reached Mubai, but he didn't have the time or interest to analyze this virus.
After all, the virus only affected Chui Corps' software, it had nothing to do with Xi Empire, so there was no need for him to get involved.
However, he might need to reconsider this year's partnership candidate
Chui Ming almost shat his pants when he heard this news. He was angry enough to want to personally pull the virus creator into bloody pieces.
He raised the reward money to 5,000,000 RMB!
5,000,000 RMB for the person that could help his company take down this virus.
The hacker's world fell into an uproar.
5,000,000 RMB to take down a virus. This was easy money, many clamored to do it!
The news was so big that even Xia Zhi found out about it.
Xia Zhi had returned from the hospital and since he had nothing to do at home due to his recovery, he spent most of his time online, looking for money-earning opportunities.
His eyes almost fell out of their sockets when Xia Zhi saw the reward thread posted by Chui Ming on the forum.
With a beating heart, he rushed to see Xinghe with his laptop in tow.
Xinghe was busy making their lunch in the kitchen. Xia Zhi flew into the room like a bullet and practically shoved his laptop in her face, saying, "Sis, have you seen this? This is a reward thread posted by Chui Corps. They're giving 5,000,000 RMB for anyone that can help them take down a virus. Can you believe it, sis, 5,000,000 RMB! We're going to be rich!"
Chengwu happened to walk past the kitchen then. He heard Xia Zhi and berated him jokingly, "They put out 5,000,000 RMB as reward but what does it have to do with you? Plus, the fact that the reward money is so high means that the problem has to be incredibly difficult. You're just a fresh graduate, and you wish to deal with the problem some big company also can't solve? Stick to what you know and go play your games."