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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Cyber warfare has been taken to a new, hard rockin' level.

According to one security expert, a computer virus has attacked computer systems in Iran and forced them to play heavy metal, at full volume, during the middle of the night.

The computer worm reportedly compromises the machines, and makes them repeat the track 'Thunderstruck' by AC/DC, ad nauseum.

The unconfirmed report, picked up by Gawker, comes from Mikko Hypponen, who is a researcher at the Finnish security company F-Secure.

He said that his team received several emails from Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation which claimed the AC/DC assault was in progress.

The emails said the worm had also shut down automatic systems and other hardware, as well as playing the hard-rock anthem.

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