These computer geeks were metal, before metal was cool.
Several Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been hit with a virus that turns their workstation computers on in the middle of the night, transforming them into a personal AC/DC concert, pumping out the song Thunderstruck through the speakers at full volume.
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”?
For you youngins out there, this is the song in question…