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How to Survive a Cyberwar

Iranian nuclear scientists found a rude surprise waiting for them at the office last month. A computer worm had infiltrated the networks at nuclear sites in Natanz and Fordo and, in addition to shutting down systems, reportedly left AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” playing at full volume on some computers.

Iran has denied the reports. But if true, this was the latest in a series of cyber-torments, widely attributed to the U.S. and Israel, to target the country’s nuclear program. To the extent that these intrusions have slowed the ayatollahs’ progress toward a possible atomic weapon, and have done so nonviolently, they should be praised.