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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:24 AM

Iran Nuclear Plants Hit By Virus Playing AC/DC, Website Says

Source: Bloomberg News

Iran Nuclear Plants Hit By Virus Playing AC/DC, Website Says

Ladane Nasseri, ©2012 Bloomberg News
Published 05:53 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Iran’s nuclear facilities have suffered a cyber attack that shut down computers and played music from the rock band AC/DC, the F-Secure Security Labs website said.

A new worm targeted Iran’s nuclear program, closing down the “automation network” at the Natanz and Fordo facilities, the Internet security site reported, citing an e-mail it said was sent by a scientist inside Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

The virus also prompted several of the computers on site to play the song “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC at full volume in the middle of the night, according to the e-mail, part of which is published in English on the website.

F-Secure Security Labs, which is linked to F-Secure Oyj, the Finnish maker of security and cloud software, said that while it was unable to verify the details of the attack described, it had confirmed that the scientist who reported them was sending and receiving the e-mails from within Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

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Eugene Jul 2012 OP
MADem Jul 2012 #1
bananas Jul 2012 #2
caraher Jul 2012 #5
longship Jul 2012 #3
shockedcanadian Jul 2012 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:42 AM

1. I never heard that song before, so I wandered over to Youtube to have a listen.

This sort of music was never my cuppa...but can you imagine the poor bastard on duty at zero dark thirty being regaled with this shit?

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:03 AM

2. you should see the official music video

I posted it in LBN, watch it and tell me what message they're sending
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014175465

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Response to bananas (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 06:24 PM

5. It's mislabeled - not the "official" video

I'm not sure who dubbed that "official" - clearly somebody who digs weapon porn, probably a member of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders. The AC/DC official video for the song is a performance by the band.

No, I'm not an AC/DC fan; I just had a hard time believing that was truly "the official video."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:13 PM

3. Somebody has a sense of humor

I bet the Iranians aren't laughing though.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

4. As soon as I saw the band AC/DC I thought to myself "has to be Thunderstruck"

Glad to see these hackers have a little taste Perfect song for shutting down the bad guys and sending a strong message. Even if he doesn't understand the words, he will receive the message.

As I recall didn't they play the song "Hells Bells" to inspire a wounded American soldier in the real life operation that Black Hawk Down was based on?

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