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Australian enforcement cameras hit by virus

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The Victorian state government in Australia is freezing any issuing of red light and speeding tickets after detecting malicious software on its system.

Daily Mail Australia reports that what it calls the “unprecedented” move comes after police discovered 55 of its cameras to be infected computer virus which later spread to the entire system, and that fines won’t be issued again until IT experts can resolve the problem.

It quotes Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther as saying that the fines were mainly issued for speed and red light offences from the 55 faulty cameras.

These cameras were believed to have been infected when a maintenance worker who had unknowingly uploaded a ransomware virus onto the network with a USB stick.

 
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