The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been offered money to install malware into the mini computers before they are shipped out to users.
The foundation makes extremely simple computer which looks and feels very basic, but could be built into many geeky projects and due to its low-cost appeal, it has sold approximately 4 million units.
Last month, the foundation unveiled a programmable computer, The Raspberry Pi Zero which priced just $5. It may also rank as the world's cheapest computer.
The shocking revelation was made when the foundation last Wednesday tweeted a screenshot of an email in which a business officer, Linda asked Raspberry Pi’s director of communications, Liz Uptonto to install a suspicious executable file onto machines for which they will be offered a ‘price per install’
However, the foundation declined the offer of the unknown company but it raises the question about the common, widespread issue.