Nuclear Computer Virus Plays AC/DC At Full Volume

A nuclear facility in Iran has been targeted by a virus which plays AC/DC at full volume. What better track than "Thunderstruck"?

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A computer virus that targeted nuclear computers in Iran has had the unusual side-effect of playing AC/DC tracks at full volume.

A letter from Finnish computer security firm F-Secure says they received a series of emails from nuclear research facilities there (via Gawker), including one which said this:

"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.

"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."

Viruses targeting Iranian nuclear facilities are not new. The US government recently worked in conjunction with Israel to develop software that would spy on Iranian computer networks in secret, but were somewhat humiliated when security experts uncovered the source of the virus.

In other news, Classic Rock cites an Australian tour operator who found that great white sharks seem to like the band. The operator claims the sharks would swim closer to the boat when their music was playing.

If you could target computers with an AC/DC song, which would it be? Let us know in the comments.

133 comments sorted by best / new / date

    jdsmith0405
    I feel I should add to the terrible list of puns above me; fear not, as I won't. But the virus sounds great.
    PsiGuy60
    If I could target one computer with that virus I'd change the song to either nyan cat or Back in Black if I have to choose an ACDC song. And I would probably target the computer of a certain Dutch politician.
    saint_berzerker
    MichaelScarn wrote: can I get this virus?
    Good grief, man....just turn on any rock/classic rock station in the United States. They're all infected with it.
    Arr0wHead
    I can't believe you people are cracking jokes and making puns. It's a nuclear facility! This isn't a game. There's dangerous stuff in there! I mean, there's cyanide, TNT! Neckties, contracts, and HIGH VOLTAGE in those places. Someone could get hurt.
    Arr0wHead
    ColdHeartedHero wrote: lol im with that one guy .... were talking about a virus messing with nuclear weapons?
    Not weapons. Supposedly they're trying to develop nuclear power.
    RedBeast
    lol.this virus is GREAT.its play that with sound that never ever LIMITED by anything . i m in IRAN but i dont get that right now .i hope to get that LOL.
    Cardbored
    BassFishin wrote: I know you guys made the pun 50 times already, but... (_) Looks like a dirty deed... ( _)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■ ...done dirt cheap. YEEEEEAH
    HOW 'BOUT NOO.
    iommi600
    gkex wrote: If Iran isn't careful with their War Machines they may light the Skies on Fire. I guess that those nukes were Heatseekers.
    LOL this is genius, I have no idea why it's getting thumbed down as ****.
    Alreddyded
    When UG introduced the feature to downvote comments I was sceptical. However, on seeing some of these puns I am fully grateful to the UG team for integrating it.
    PrimalScream91
    It must have been some Night Prowler with some insanely Big Balls. Whoever it is better be prepared to Fire Your Guns because I can be pretty sure that they don't appreciate having a Fly On The Wall in that High Voltage facility. Someone's gonna get Shot Down In Flames before this is over.
    Lagunaguitar
    The hackers should stop Beating Around the Bush and just destroy those High Voltage plants. It's gonna be Dog Eat Dog if we don't Fire Our Guns
    RedBeast
    its cool.i am so happy they do that to iran.i am from iran but... i dont like them. LOL
    LoadedGeorge
    I'd target every computer in every club where a shitty dance/techno/dubcrap or whatever playlist is on.
    dennis.1960
    "I am writing you to inform you that our nuclear program has once again been compromised". So this isn't the 1st time this has happened? Kicked in the Teeth Again!
    Munson81
    The_Locker wrote: 'If you could target computers with an AC/DC song, which would it be?' I don't know. They all sound the same.
    So do your drivelly comments, what do u want them to do crack out some Keyboards just to appease you? They are all Masterpieces in their own right! Next you'll be saying all Metallica, Guns N Roses & Van Halen Songs sound the same, you Munson!!!
    LesPaulGuy1
    Huh, I bet that if the Iranians find this guy, they're gonna Shoot to Thrill. But they should just chill out, and keep a Stiff Upper Lip.
    nshelley
    The computer playing AC/DC is a SIDE EFFECT? If the virus is going to make the computers play AC/DC in any aspect, it had better be the primary objective. Anyways, I have just one thing to say to the workers at the powre plant.... you've been.... THUNDERSTRUCK!!!!! Rock on.
    INSULIN
    JUST SHOW PICTURES OF TED NUGENT COMING FOR YOU .HE'S GOT MORE WEAPONS THAN MOST CONTRIES IN THE WORLD
    tennesseehild
    What these hackers have to understand is "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll"
    eddiehimself
    Shame their knowledge of nuclear power is not as good as their knowledge of computer hacking.
    PsiGuy60 wrote: If I could target one computer with that virus I'd change the song to either nyan cat or Back in Black if I have to choose an ACDC song. And I would probably target the computer of a certain Dutch politician.
    Geert Wilders? That guy pisses me off.
    rezr
    The_Locker wrote: 'If you could target computers with an AC/DC song, which would it be?' I don't know. They all sound the same.
    WATCH OUT WE GOT A BAD-ASS OVER HERE
    ColdHeartedHero
    lol im with that one guy .... were talking about a virus messing with nuclear weapons? thats kind of funny about the song playing but ..... this is damn scary :S
    Nethero
    I would've hated to be that guy who was Caught With His Pants Down, when the virus went off, because that would've Got Him By The Balls.