Jul 24 2012

Iron Man Virus Hits Iran?

Hackers with a Stark-like appreciation for AC/DC have apparently let Iran know about their musical tastes. “[Iranian nuclear facilities] have been hit again by a bizarre attack forcing nuclear plant workstations to pump the song Thunderstruck by heavy metal band AC/DC through the speakers at full volume.”  Among other things, this would suggest that the scene in Avengers where Tony Stark hijacks the PA system on a helicopter (to blare AC/DC) is plausible.

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4 Responses to “Iron Man Virus Hits Iran?”

  1. Aj of Earthon 25 Jul 2012 at 6:12 am

    It also shut down all automated programming within the facilities, including the Siemens hardware which are the centrifuges that enrich uranium…

    Heh, the song they used should have been Sabotage. Or is that too on the nose?

  2. aharrison 25 Jul 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Wait. Given some of the music they played at Gitmo (Metallica I believe), wouldn’t this also be considered torture?

    That’s some cruel, cruel hacking.

  3. B. McKenzieon 25 Jul 2012 at 12:46 pm

    “Given some of the music they played at Gitmo (Metallica I believe), wouldn’t this also be considered torture?” I think most courts would regard blaring AC/DC in the middle of the night as a noise violation rather than felony anything.

  4. Janon 25 Jul 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Nope, I’m pretty sure that’s torture.

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