Foreign Policy

Newest Cyber-Attack on Iranian Nuke Program Bumps AC/DC Song

This is hilarious! A few months ago it was revealed that a virus attack on Iranian Nuclear Facilities computers was damaging their centrifuges by taking control, speeding them up to their fastest setting, and halting them suddenly. A suspicious leak revealed that this virus, named stuxnet, was developed by the Israelis and the United States.

This newest attack sounds more like an annoyance:

Now they seem to have been hit again by a bizarre attack forcing nuclear plant workstations to pump the song Thunderstruckby heavy metal band AC/DC through the speakers at full volume.

News of the attack comes from Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish computer security firm F-Secure, who says he recently received a series of emails from a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI):

“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.”

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