Iran’s atomic energy organization seems to have fallen victim to a malware that plays AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.
There are still some questions over the authenticity of the attack, but it has been reported that the Iranians have fallen victim to a cyber-attack which has some interesting secondary effects.
F-Secure’s research director, Mikko Hypponen received a series of emails sent by a scientist working for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), with it being sure that these emails were sent from the AEOI.
In these emails, the scientist informed F-Secure of a new cyber-attack which has affected Iran’s nuclear program. It would appear that a new computer worm has disrupted the automation networks in the Natanz and Fordo centres.
The Iranian scientist things that the attackers used the Metasploit tool to identify vulnerabilities which were able to penetrate the networks security. A secondary effect of the infection was that workstations started playing AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at full volume in the middle of the night...
Details of this strange attack are still to be confirmed. Could this be similar to the attacks conducted by the US Army in Afghanistan, when heavy metal was played loudly (Metallica, for example) to disrupt the Taliban?