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26 Jul 12,, 10:00
I don't care if this whole thing turns out to be a giant hoax, I just WANT it to be true. There is some pasty-faced vitamin D deficient genius deep in the bowels of the Mossad, NSA or CIA who won't be buying his own drinks for a good long while.

Since there is an Oz rock theme here I'm looking forward to future viruses: 'Friday on my mind' (Easybeats - to appear every monday), 'US Forces' (Midnight Oil) and, when all the lights go out, perhaps 'I'm Stranded' by the Saints. Any other suggestions gleefully accepted. 'Tis a proud, proud day.

Heavy Metal has been turned into a weapon....at least in Iran. A peculiar computer virus has caught scientists off-guard in Iranian nuclear facilities, but rather than leaving some kind of harmful malware designed to access encrypted files or wipe servers, the unknown perpetrators have instead rocked the scientists with music by iconic Autralian band AC/DC, according to media reports on Wednesday.

In the middle of the night onsite computers suddenly blared AC/DC’s classic hit Thunderstruck at full volume, while also disabling the automation system, Finnish Internet security site F-Secure Security Labs reported, citing an e- mail it said was sent by a scientist inside Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at F-secure, publicly released the letter he received from the unnamed scientist, on the company's website.

“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 letter reads.

“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,” it continues.

The scientist also stressed that he is not a computer specialist, and does not have detailed information on the virus.

Iran’s nuclear program and oil facilities have been subjected to several cyber-attacks that the Foreign Ministry said were launched by hostile governments as part of a broader “soft war.”

Iran accuses the U.S. and Israel of trying to sabotage its technological progress. Both countries say Iran’s nuclear activities may have military intent, an allegation that Tehran denies.

F-Secure Security Labs is, according to its website, involved in analyzing viruses, spyware and spam attacks.

The company has stressed the fact that details of the ‘Thuderstruck’ attack remain unconfirmed.

However hackers have previously left their mark on Iranian nuclear facilities. The Stuxnet worm believed to have been created by Americans and Israelis in 2010 was said to contain biblical codes.

This one goes out to all the guys at Natanz & Fordo:


Double Edge
26 Jul 12,, 10:26
The uploader has not made this video available in your country :frown:

26 Jul 12,, 11:49
The uploader has not made this video available in your country :frown:

use a proxy such as daveproxy.us

26 Jul 12,, 13:58
Next up, Cold Chisel's "Khe Sanh."

26 Jul 12,, 18:19
It would be funny if the virus played "Born In The USA" in the middle of the night.

26 Jul 12,, 18:37
It's all part of the Obama plan to add copyright infringment to the list of other charges in a case we're building up.

26 Jul 12,, 20:15
I love "Thuderstruck" and apparently my 3 year old son does to. If he only knew. I can hear it know, being played in Roadhouse, and all those dancers swinging their black hair around and around. If any of those scientists had seen it, they too, would be thinking back like me and go who needs this crap here! :biggrin:

Nuclear bomb? I'm just watching this... although time tamed it a little over the years.


27 Jul 12,, 00:23
Next up, Cold Chisel's "Khe Sanh."

Good one. Could also have Chisel's 'saturday night' pop up once a week & 'rising sun' every morning. :danc: