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Ashley Madison Hackers Trolled Cheating Site’s Workers With AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’

Written by Emmy Mack on August 25, 2015

As those not currently living under a rock will be well aware, shit has well and truly hit the fan for cheating website Ashley Madison after hackers leaked the identities of its global user base, affecting up to 33 million people.

And when you’re going to go and do something like destroy an entire infidelity empire, and the lives of millions of people along with it, then you’d better at least have an appropriate soundtrack.

As it so happens, they did.

As The Independent reports, the Ashley Maddison hackers used legendary Aussie rock act AC/DC’s Thunderstruck as a warped kind of entrance theme song to usher in the attack.

The group apparently hijacked the laptops of the cheating site’s staffers and rigged them to start blaring the 1990 pub rock anthem, in a bid to draw staff’s attention to the breach, which has since triggered legal threats, online scams, extortion attempts, and even two possible suicides.

Interestingly, the same song was used by another group of hackers who planted a virus in an Iranian nuclear facility back in 2012. Or was it another group of hackers?

Police still have no idea just who is behind all the unpleasant Ashley Maddison business, and are offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to their capture and prosecution.

Maybe it’s the same group?

Maybe it’s just coincidence?

Maybe it’s some kind of exclusive hacker inside-joke?

Or maybe hackers en masse are just big Acca Dacca fans?

We’ll be keeping an eye out for suspicious characters in the grandstand when the band brings their Rock Or Bust tour to Australia this November, just in case.

Oh, and Canadian police strangely printed out a full copy of Thunderstruck‘s lyrics to give journalists at a recent press conference too. Nobody seems to be sure why exactly that was warranted but anyway, there’s a copy below.

Watch: AC/DC – Thunderstruck

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