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Dirty Deeds: Iranian nuclear program hit by 'AC/DC virus'?
RT.com ^ | 7/24/12

Posted on 07/24/2012 12:17:53 PM PDT by GSWarrior

Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a “music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran.

The letter’s author reported that the virus shut down equipment (made by Germany’s Siemens Corporation) and automated systems at both research centers.

Hypponen published the letter on his blog, but cautioned that there is no way for him to verify the accusations. He was able to confirm, however, that the letter did originate from the AEOI’s servers.

The letter, which was reportedly sent to various cybersecurity experts, said that Metasploit’s Penetration Testing Software had been used to direct this new attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The scientist stressed that he is not a cybersecurity specialist, and does not have detailed information on the virus.

“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,” the scientist wrote.

If true, this attack is the third hacking attempt aimed at Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. In 2010, the state-of-the-art Stuxnet virus set Iran’s nuclear ambitions back by at least two years.

In May 2012, experts at Russia’s Kaspersky Laboratories exposed another Trojan virus called Flame, which was designed to spy on web activity in Iran and some Middle Eastern countries. Russian cybersecurity experts labeled Flame “probably the most complicated virus ever.”

Iran claimed to have found a way to neutralize Flame.


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KEYWORDS: acdc; computers; cyberattack; cyberwar; hackers; iran; tech; virus; worm
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1 posted on 07/24/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Highway to Hell would have been better.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 12:19:59 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: GSWarrior

Somebody has a keen sense of humor.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 12:20:06 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: GSWarrior

http://youtu.be/VYg_0dT8ipg


4 posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: GSWarrior
Countdown to white house press release claiming "Unprecidented inspirational leadership..."

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5 posted on 07/24/2012 12:22:18 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: GSWarrior

Looks like their nuclear program has been “Shot Down in Flames.”


6 posted on 07/24/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: GSWarrior

Somebody has a keen sense of humor.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 12:26:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: dfwgator

AC/DC’s bassist is a big fan of Rush Limbaugh. I’ve heard that Brian Johnson also listens to him.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Apparently you never saw this version...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYMiEU0vKIM

Sorry - don’t know how to make it a link.
Turn up your volume - hehehehehe


9 posted on 07/24/2012 12:30:44 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: GSWarrior
May I suggest that the next one play the "Immigrant Song" ...

"We are your Overlords!"

10 posted on 07/24/2012 12:31:00 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bossmechanic
Apparently you never saw this version...

Seen it. Love it.

Sorry - don’t know how to make it a link. Turn up your volume - hehehehehe

Your link worked fine.

I just figured that Highway to Hell would set the muzzies off more than Thunderstruck would. That, or Big Balls.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

AC/DC ain’t PC.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: IYAS9YAS
I just figured that Highway to Hell would set the muzzies off more than Thunderstruck would. That, or Big Balls.

I prefer Bon over Brian.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: GSWarrior

This must make the Loonies wonder about anything their computers have been involved in i.e. everything.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: GSWarrior

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap


15 posted on 07/24/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: IYAS9YAS

I’d vote for “Onward Christian Soldiers” or “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”


16 posted on 07/24/2012 12:44:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: IYAS9YAS

How about Bob Seeger’s “Kat-kat-Kat Kathmandu...” ?


17 posted on 07/24/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: dfwgator

Too bad we couldn’t insert something that would
underestimate the amount needed for criticality
by 10%.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 12:55:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: silverleaf

I’d like to hear AC/DC cover Onward Christian Soldiers.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
If true, this attack is the third hacking attempt aimed at Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.

No, if true it's the third hacking attempt that we know about.

20 posted on 07/24/2012 1:03:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: silverleaf

I’d go for “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” With a very large chorus.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 1:07:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GSWarrior

I’d think it appropriate to have Stuck Mojo’s song Open Season come randomly blaring out of their computers day or night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLJz3N8ayI


22 posted on 07/24/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: GSWarrior

Do you suppose the Amish will get the blame?


23 posted on 07/24/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: tsowellfan

I have to get this to Brian. I get to see him occasionally when he is racing. Damn, he is one funny guy!


24 posted on 07/24/2012 1:32:17 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: tsowellfan

WOW, thanks for the goose-bumps.


25 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: NonValueAdded

Or better yet, the parody version, “Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep”.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“Stuck Mojo’s song Open Season”

Now you’re talking!


27 posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: mazda77

Brian’s first hit was Hells Bells.

We blasted it every morning during the muj’s call to prayer during the second battle for Fallujah.

The PAO got a message from the AC/DC publicist saying Malcolm and Angus didn’t want us to use it that way.

Of course that message was garbled and we kept at it.


28 posted on 07/24/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: GSWarrior

Takes over computers and blasts AC/DC? That’s not a bug, that’s a feature!


29 posted on 07/24/2012 2:37:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: GSWarrior
Why didn't they use this song? One of my favorites from 1979.

“Don't get us upset or we'll do something nuclear!”

“Ayatollah” [1979] by “Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inQiIkz7J5Y

30 posted on 07/24/2012 2:42:09 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: IYAS9YAS

Pink Floyds, Pigs on the wing
may be quite appropriate too.


31 posted on 07/24/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: bossmechanic

Here’s an oldie-——Bomb, Bomb, Iran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iKuMVqht4U


32 posted on 07/24/2012 3:04:46 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Secret Agent Man; silverleaf

I’ll see your “A Mighty Fortress...” and raise you “The Battle Hymn of The Republic.”

“Trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored” more faithfully comports with the near-term future of Iran’s nuclear program, and the personnel involved.

Of course, in that vein, the chosen “Thunderstruck” fits; and — once having been soundly thunderstruck — the stricken will find themselves upon the “Highway to Hell,” so that fits, too.


33 posted on 07/24/2012 3:13:20 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: tsowellfan

Ha! My name is Brian Johnson, and I also listen to Rush Limbaugh!


34 posted on 07/24/2012 5:34:17 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: gandalftb

Am I the only one that thought the first time they heard “You Shook Me” that it was Bob Seger?


35 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: mazda77

He hangs out at the Irish Rover Pub in Sarasota. He does a lot of stuff with local musicians

http://youtu.be/L_G_sKQ0vGM


36 posted on 07/24/2012 5:37:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan (It hurts to walk)
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To: GSWarrior
“There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out.

How does a computer virus reach out and turn the little knob on the speakers?

37 posted on 07/24/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002403.html

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.

I’m not sure what to think about this. We can’t confirm any of the details. However, we can confirm that the researcher was sending and receiving emails from within the AEOI.

Mikko


38 posted on 07/24/2012 4:49:13 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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Nonono..this needs a real masterstroke of situational humor:

(Especially if the virus really does control volume and start-up!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJH7Y56c7Y


39 posted on 07/24/2012 4:51:26 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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40 posted on 07/24/2012 4:52:13 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks GSWarrior.
...a "music" virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."
I object to the use of quote marks around music -- there's more talent in that band's sloughed-off dead skin cells than there are in the whole lot of the highly-paid no-talent crap popular today.


41 posted on 07/24/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: HKMk23
I’ll see your “A Mighty Fortress...” and raise you “The Battle Hymn of The Republic.”

"Rock the Casbah"?

42 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:56 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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43 posted on 07/24/2012 6:51:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GSWarrior

Hee Hee!


44 posted on 07/24/2012 7:24:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lentulusgracchus

“Rock the Casbah”?

Sherif don’t like it.


45 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GSWarrior

Now that’s clever!


46 posted on 07/24/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GSWarrior; All

Hahaha You been THUNDERSTRUCK
If *only* they could blast the ayatollah out of his bed at 3 AM.


47 posted on 07/24/2012 10:19:45 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: mylife
Sherif don’t like it.

See your Sherif and raise you an Eric Clapton:

"I Shot the Sheriff"

lol, we could go on like this all afternoon.

48 posted on 07/25/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: M1903A1

I love your choice of “Hava Nagila”. Very funny and appropriate.

This youtube video/music is synced with lights - I ‘d like to see this synced with the centrifuges and nuclear reactors and be able to watch the fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkgFsRJ9DVc&feature=relmfu
or this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE


49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:10:22 AM PDT by RebelTex
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To: GSWarrior

“America, F Yeah” from “Team America”


50 posted on 07/25/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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