Cyber Warfare: Iran's Nuclear Computer 'Forced to Play AC/DC' by Computer Malware [VIDEO]
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.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.
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.