For heavy metal fans, a computer virus playing AC/DC on full volume in the middle of the night might be music to the ears. But for those working at Iran’s nuclear power plants, the hard rock tunage has left them less than impressed. A virus whose primary function was to close down the “automation network” at two plants also prompted some computers to blast out AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” at odd hours of the night.
This virus is just one of many that have been targeting Iran’s nuclear program. It is thought that the attacks are part of a broader “soft war” by governments who oppose Iran’s nuclear program which many claim has military intent. Iran denies this and is pointing fingers at both the USA and Israel for repeated cyberattacks on its systems.
Bloomberg reports that F-Secure Security Labs is investigating the attacks. Iran has called on the United Nations to condemn organised cyberattacks on nations.