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Iranian Nuclear Facilities Hit By Virus That Played AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ At Full Blast

In what can only be described as a 100 percent more epic follow-up to Stuxnet, multiple Iranian nuclear facilities have been hit by a virus that, according to New Scientist, caused workstation speakers to play AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” at full volume.

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The news came from a chief research officer at a computer security firm in Finland, who said he recently received several e-mails from an Iranian scientist.

“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 Iranian scientist goes on to say that they believe the attackers used Metasploit, a common hacking tool which provides a variety of ways to penetrate supposedly secure networks. “There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out,” says the scientist. “I believe it was playing ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC.”

No one knows exactly who is responsible for the hack yet, but if whoever’s doing this is taking requests, do you know “Highway to Hell”?


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