55 Victorian Speed And Red Light Cameras Infected With Ransomware

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WannaCry ransomware has infected 55 speed and red-light cameras in Victoria - and human error is the cause.

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3AW reported the incident this morning.

"A system patch has been applied, which prevents the spread of the virus," a Justice and Regulation spokesperson said in the program. "The Department is in the process of removing the virus from the affected cameras. The remaining sites will be rectified in the next couple of days."

The spokesperson says the virus has not impacted the accuracy of the camera system, all infringements during this period have been captured correctly, and no infringements have been affected by the virus.

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    I'm suffering an acute case of schadenfreude :)

    Of course there isn't anything wrong with the readings and the thousands of fines handed out that were already paid in this period!

    We are fixing them now anyway... move along.

    Last edited 22/06/17 2:53 pm

    Haven't ALL Speed Cameras ALWAYS had Ransomeware software installed in them, eg:
    "You pay us this amount or we will take you to court, or Suspend your licence, or take some of your property and sell it to get our money".

    What is the difference!

    Very interesting story - thanks.

    ...all infringements during this period have been captured correctly, and no infringements have been affected by the virus. How can that be proved either way ? What if there was also a trojan-back-door that gave remote access?

      a trojan-back-door?

      did it hack their mainframe and backtrace their ip address?

    Someone should hack into all the cameras and shut them down for good.

    Comments are hilarious. Not getting caught by a red light camera is easy - don't run the lights. Same for speed cameras. Same for the combination cameras.

      The best solution is to open your eyes and just slow down for them, then speed back up to 200kph+ to avoid delays :p

      Don't you come in here with your common sense and ruin it for the masses, they won't like it.

    Are the breatho's ok, becuase I swear I was higher than .170 the other day??

    I heard the red light cameras automatically back up their photos to iCloud.

      Yep, and I already have the pics of your girlfriends car in all it's naked glory.

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