A Finnish computer security researcher named Mikko Hypponen received a series of e-mails this past weekend from an Iranian nuclear scientist stating that his facility suffered from a debilitating cyber attack. According to one of the messages, the "nuclear program has once again been compromised and attacked by a new worm with exploits which shut down [the] automation network."
Now that might be technical jargon, but what can be understood is this fact: "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."
There aren't many details about who's behind the attack, but whoever did it has a sense of humor. The worm, called Metasploit, is also reportedly cheap, costing only around $3,000 to design and implement, compared to the $3 million price tag for famous worms like Flame or Stuxnet. Dirty deeds done dirty cheap, indeed. [Daily Swarm/Gawker]
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