First it was Stuxnet that slowed down production in Iranian nuclear facilities. When that was discovered, a new piece of malware was designed. Now it is Thunderstruck :). According to the Daily Mail, the new malware has interfered with two facilities, one at Natanz and another nearby facility. The worm itself has disabled the automated network but there has been a twist.
It has also been reported that some of the workstations have been coming on in the middle of the night and that they are playing Australian rock band AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.
Someone who is devising all of this malware is having a lot of fun at the expense of the Iranians. This is the latest effort to stop the facilities from becoming completely operational. The Thunderstruck addition in my view is extremely funny…..and I do not listen to AC/DC!!