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Iranian Nuclear Facility Attacked by AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"; An Alternative Hacker Soundtrack

It would appear that while those quirky Middle Eastern miscreants in Iran were busy splitting atoms and generally trying to figure out a way to bring upon the nuclear apocalypse, someone managed to sneak some malware into their computer systems. Now, while we find the thought of any sort of malicious software worming through the Nuclear Energy Organization of Iran's computers as hilarious as it is absolutely horrifying, this little bugger had a twist: it played AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" at full volume through several of the plant's computers. In the middle of the night.

Did we mention that it was at full volume?

Punishing the bastard child of the U.S. sponsored Atoms for Peace program of the 1950s with some AC/DC is an incredible concept. We, though, as music dorks and patriots, can't help but offer a list of some alternative soundtrack options to these intrepid hackers creating such a delightful twist on the old "hacking the nuclear research facility of one of the most unhinged countries on the face of the earth" bit.

So, if you're reading this -- yes, you in the Guy Fawkes mask -- please don't think our suggestions are rude, we're only trying to do our part to help enrich the musical tastes of Iranian scientists, while they enrich uranium. So don't hack us, bro.

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David Von Bader