Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Dirty Deeds: Iranian nuclear program hit by 'AC/DC virus'?
Source: Russia Today
Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a “music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”
Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran.
The letter’s author reported that the virus shut down equipment (made by Germany’s Siemens Corporation) and automated systems at both research centers.
Hypponen published the letter on his blog, but cautioned that there is no way for him to verify the accusations. He was able to confirm, however, that the letter did originate from the AEOI’s servers.
Read more: http://www.rt.com/news/iran-computer-virus-acdc-940/
Here's the official music video, via an article on this at geek.com:
AC/DC- Thunderstruck- Official Music Video!
Uploaded by ACDChardrockmusic on Jun 22, 2009
acdc rocks! literally!
The music video is embedded in article about the hack at geek.com:
Iran’s nuclear facilities hacked, workstations start playing Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Jul. 24, 2012 (2:32 pm) By: Matthew Humphries
To say that Iran’s current nuclear program is controversial is a bit of an understatement. It has many governments around the world worried that Iran is building weapons, not researching nuclear power for other, non-lethal purposes. There are many people who do not believe Iran should be carrying out such research, and this has made the country’s nuclear facilities’ computers a target for hackers.
Two hacks are already known about on these facilities, but over the weekend a third was reported.
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, received a letter thought to be from a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). He can’t verify the scientist’s identity beyond confirming the letter was sent from an AEOI server.
The letter details a new worm that had managed to infiltrate two nuclear facilities in the country known as Natanz and Fordo. The hackers gained access to the virtual private network (VPN) at the facilities and continued to shut down different systems, automated or otherwise.
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