You’ve been Thunderstruck!

If you haven’t heard, the United States and Israel are behind the cyber warfare attacks on Iran’s nuclear program which included malicious software viruses Stuxnet, Flame and Skywipe. Since the cat is officially out of the bag, I suppose we may as well have some fun with it!

Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure reports that he received several emails over the weekend from one of the scientists who claims to be working on Iran’s nuclear program. The scientist claims a new cyber attack has halted their enrichment activities and is supposedly playing AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” over the speakers of the infected PCs at max volume.

Apparently this particular attack is another SCADA-based controller exploit that has forced the Iranians to shut down their centrifuges yet again while rocking some music to openly mock them.

The United States has a long history of using music in psychological operations. Some of my happiest memories of serving Uncle Sam were playing music on restricted radio frequencies and taking requests from the enemy combatants for their song choices. “You know we’re looking for you and when we find you, well, you know.  But before that happens, I’d love to hear some more Ozzy.”