Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pretty Damn Funny...

Heh. Gerry sent this in last night. I haven't stopped chuckling about it...

Cyber Warfare: Iran's Nuclear Computer 'Forced to Play AC/DC' by Computer Malware [VIDEO]
A computer malware has allegedly attacked computer systems in Iran forcing them to play AC/DC's Thunderstruck at full volume in the middle of the night, according to a computer security researcher.

Mikko Hypponen, lead researcher at the Finnish computer security firm F-Secure, reported in his blog that a scientist working at the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) sent him an e-mail about his systems getting hit by a cyber-attack.
It's both frightening and hysterical that the security protocols are so lax in the Iranian nuclear research community. There's a rather good chance that they'll wind up blowing themselves to little glowing bits, which is unfortunate for the poor folks in Iran who can't get out; worse still is that even if it is self-inflicted, Israel will get the blame.

Now, I'm not an internet security guru (but I did give blog-birth to someone who is!), but from the description of the malware used, it wasn't terrifically sophisticated. Given that the Iranian nuclear community is still reeling from the (allegedly US-led) Flame attack, you'd think they'd be a little more circumspect about security. Or, they don't mind the prospect of flaming nuclear death...

 I think the only way this could possibly have been better would have been for the attack to have used this song instead.

That is all.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had a vote at the office and Highway to Hell would have been the popular choice for AC/DC.

I suggested the Singing Nun but was told it was too cruel.

Gerry

AllenF said...

I understand the hacker's original plan was to use Justin Bieber, but he decided that was cruel and unusual punishment and likely a violation of the Geneva Convention...

I would've gone with Shoot to Thrill... Made the Iranians paranoid that Iron Man was about to show up.

eiaftinfo said...

I will freely admit I hate the guys that write these things. They really hurt my customers.

But, I'll make an exception in this case . . . . .

notDilbert said...

Iran allows systems with speakers in Thier research facility?????

....... And if you are going to do this why not replace the 5 time a day call to prayer.

Mopar said...

Hopefully the hackers didnt just play the song, they actually loaded this youtube video of the song: http://youtu.be/mYMiEU0vKIM

Borepatch said...

This is psychological operations on the Iranian security forces.

Also, I'd have thought it was funnier if they'd played "Never Gonna Give You Up", but you know what a purist I am ...

Dave H said...

That's our Borepatch, keeping the Internet safe for cat pictures and Rick Astley.

Ed said...

Rick Astley?

http://yougotrickrolled.com/

Anonymous said...

I thought "I love you, You love Me" by the infernal purple dinosaur would have been worse. Or "It's a Small World." How about the next one send them episodes of "Pigs. In. SpaaaAAAAaaaace!"

LittleRed1