Cyber Attack "Forces Iranian Nuclear Computers To Play AC/DC". We Approve
24th Jul 2012 | 12:17
According to a news story posted on the Huffington Post, a virus unleashed on a host of computer systems in Iran has caused them to play AC/DC classic Thunderstruck at ear-blowing volumes.
Though currently unconfirmed, a report from Finnish security researcher Mikko Hypponen states that several emails have been sent out from Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation claiming that the AC/DC assault had caused some serious trouble across their computer systems.
"I am writing you to inform you that our nuclear program has once again been compromised and attacked by a new worm with exploits which have shut down our automation network at Natanz and another facility Fordo near Qom," the email states.
"According to the email our cyber experts sent to our teams, they believe a hacker tool Metasploit was used. The hackers had access to our VPN. The automation network and Siemens hardware were attacked and shut down. I only know very little about these cyber issues as I am scientist not a computer expert."
"There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out. I believe it was playing 'Thunderstruck' by AC/DC."
Computer viruses: you're doing it right.