Two of Iran’s nuclear plants have been struck by a computer worm that began playing the AC/DC song Thunderstruck.
Malware can be a major pain for anyone with a computer or mobile device, because it can lead to security risks like identity theft.
In an email sent by an AEOI Iranian scientist to Hyppon and published on the F-secure website says:
“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.
According to the email our cyber experts sent to our teams, they believe a hacker tool Metasploit was used. The hackers had access to our VPN. The automation network and Siemens hardware were attacked and shut down. I only know very little about these cyber issues as I am scientist not a computer expert.
There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out. I believe it was playing ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC.”
Iranian Nuclear facilities have been hit with cyber attacks in the past, and of course many know that this will not be the last.
For those of you who are curious, and I am sure many of you are, here is the AC/DC song Thunderstruck for your audio pleasure. Now just imagine this is what the Scientists at the Nuclear Power Plant were hearing out of no where: