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Jul 19, 2017

VIRAL HACK TO SPEED CAMERAS * Australia

* Victoria - Speed cameras OK after viral hack

--- Victorian speed cameras have been deemed unaffected following a ransomware attack, which forced the government to freeze all speeding fines issued from the beginning of June... The determination was made in an interim report into the cause of the malicious software, and the impact on fixed road safety cameras, released by Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage... The investigation was hampered by the fact that the crashed systems were not themselves infected by the virus and displayed no symptoms other than random failures... It was widely reported the system had been infected during a routine service by an independent camera tester who inserted the infected USB stick into on-site cameras on June 6... 
(Photo by Warren Lynam - HACKED: Speed cameras also run the risk of hacking)  --  Australia - Big Rigs, by Kirstin Payne - 7th Jul 2017

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