Iran Nuclear Facility Hit With Malware That Plays AC/DC

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Iran’s nuclear energy group, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), is trying to rid its system of a malicious program that plays a 90s rock anthem on the infected computers, according to a report by F-Secure

An email to F-Secure — allegedly sent from an AEOI scientist — detailed the attack, noting that the malware has shut down some of the facility’s automated processes.

The rather vague wording of the email leaves a few unanswered questions as to just what parts of the AEOI are in danger, but one piece of information was very clear: The insidious software prompted several of the group’s computers to being playing the song Thunderstruck by AC/DC in the middle of the night, at full volume.

This isn’t the first time Iran has come under fire from cyber criminals, and it likely won’t be the last. But the attackers’ decision to play classic rock songs on infected computers is perhaps the most unorthodox way of alerting a nuclear facility that it has fallen victim to hackers.

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This article originally published at Tecca
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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/07/24/iran-nuclear-facility-hit-with-malware-that-plays-acdc/

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