New Cyberattack on Iran Plays AC/DC

Virus hits Natanz nuclear site
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2012 12:53 PM CDT

Cyberwarfare has taken a turn for the awesome. A man claiming to be an Iranian nuclear scientist sent a letter to the security research group D-Secure yesterday saying that the country's Natanz facility had been hit with possibly the most rocking cyberattack in history, Geek-O-System reports. "The automation network and Siemens hardware were attacked and shut down," the scientist wrote. "There was also some music playing randomly on several workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out. I believe it was playing 'Thunderstruck' by AC/DC."

And of course it may all be a hoax, writes Max Eddy at Geek-O-System, but "personally, I hope that someone out there in the bowels of the Pentagon had enough of a sense of humor to make this happen." (Read more cyberwarfare stories.)

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