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.

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    guitar7masta wrote:, could they say, launch a nuke with a virus? I don't know about anybody else but if that is possible then I don't find this very funny. More scary than funny to me.
    Ah come on man, we're just trying to make light of the situation. Here, have a drink on me.
    A virus targeting Nuclear computers in Iran whose side effect is playing AC/DC tracks at full volume? I don't know about you, but that's a Wholle Lotta Rosie to me.
    conman5895 wrote: I think it was just a dirty deed that was done dirt cheap
    Hive mind brudda
    There will be reprisals on the Iranian side, I'm sure their digital security chief is going to think Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be.
    I'd target every computer in every club where a shitty dance/techno/dubcrap or whatever playlist is on.
    I feel I should add to the terrible list of puns above me; fear not, as I won't. But the virus sounds great.
    'If you could target computers with an AC/DC song, which would it be?' I don't know. They all sound the same.
    I know you guys made the pun 50 times already, but... (_) Looks like a dirty deed... ( _)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■ ...done dirt cheap. YEEEEEAH
    Why do computers in nuclear facilities have sound drivers installed? Proper security hardening means narrowing attack vectors down whereever you can. So that's Linux or BSD with a custom monolithic kernel with only what I need, plus it's open source so you can check it's inner working contrary to Windows. I mean, if I need max IT sec *somewhere* then it's there. then again, US of A control their friggin Reaper drones with WinXP either... shit in masses still scores I guess.
    That headline actually made me laugh pretty hard, but after reading the whole article, I feel like this all might have been just a Touch Too Much
    Root Beer
    All those comps firing off such great music at once probably caused a power outage that put them Back in Black.
    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.
    If Iran isn't careful with their War Machines they may light the Skies on Fire. I guess that those nukes were Heatseekers.
    hey dudes i am from iran and i dont get this virus yet LOL. but I LOVE AC/DC, so i dont have any problem with this.they have to made a metallica virus too .
    "has once again been compromised and attacked" Not very bright if its happened before.
    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.
    Well the creator of this virus wherever he is can have a Drink on Me for choosing such great music, I bet that Shook 'em all night long
    in IRAN no one knows abut AC/DC band and ROCK songs... so why they want that to played in iran? they have to send the MASTER OF PUPPETS solo in full volume to crash there minds LOL.