Further to my blog below titled “Iran Rocks to ACDC”, further investigation suggests that this may not be the case at all!
An inspection of the available documents and with the use of on-line translation programs, this author can find no evidence to support the story.
- A web search reveals the story was only reported from the F-Secure site.
- Only part of the email is displayed on the site F-Secure site. It is displayed in Arabic.
- The email shows a web address http://www.aeoi.org.ir. When this address is followed , it does appear to call up the legitimate web site for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran.
- The Arabic text from this site was cut and paste, and run through a translation program. The translated text (although incomplete) makes no mention of virus, worms or ACDC.
- However, the email on the F-Secure site looks like a screen capture of the home page of the AEOI site, rather than a traditional email. It is noted that today’s AEOI front page is slightly different but it does contain the same references as seen on on the F-Secure site.
- Lastly, and perhaps more importantly, passage of emails in and out of Iran, passing details that might embarass the regime, would no doubt have severe repercussions on the author of those emails, assuming that a scientist could be found with western sympathies and willing to take the risk.