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AC/DC virus

Forrest Stroud
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:34 am

A malware worm that first appeared in July 2012, targeting Iranian nuclear facilities and turning infected PCs on at night before blasting the music band AC/DC’s classic hit “Thunderstruck.”

The AC/DC virus follows several earlier attacks on Iran’s nuclear program and oil facilities, including the Stuxnet and Flame viruses. Iran has stated it believes the U.S. and Isreal are responsible for the attacks.