From the wire:
Iranian nuclear facilities have been struck by a musical cyber virus, according to an e-mail believed to have been sent by an Iranian scientist to a Finnish digital security firm.
Mikko Hypponen, a chief researcher at the F-Secure firm, posted the e-mail on the company’s blog. According to the message, the Natanz and Fordo nuclear facilities have been hit with the virus, which plays the heavy metal song “Thunderstruck,” by AC/DC …
Other than playing songs, the malware has shut down computer systems and disabled Siemens hardware.
Viruses which play music randomly for the annoyance of it aren’t new.
And the behavior of the US military — which has used idiotic loud music against others previously, isn’t either.
It’s always AC/DC, Let the Bodies Hit the Floor by the Drowning Pool, or something similar, the standard tuneage of the dumber-than-they-think-and-look musclebound.
Since the cat is out of the bag on who is writing and spreading computer viruses in Iran, there’s no actual incentive not to do these kinds of things. In fact, a DD Blog No-Prize for the first reader who spies a story in which a pundit or expert congratulates our men on the psychological brilliance and audacity of it.