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Ransomware Virus Attacks Cameras Styled with Red-Light and Speed


A particular PC-virus has infected over 50 cameras featured to be red-light and speedy, with State Government stating that the infringement notices that have been issued will continue as before. The government agency, Department of Justice and Regulation (DoJR) indicated that the virus namely WannaCry ransomware infected 55 cameras on the highway and intersection points across the state.


According to Radio 3AW, WannaCry recently attacked RedFlex, operator of private cameras. RedFlex is operator of the majority of cameras statewide. RedFlex had nothing to comment thus told the operator to AAP. However, according to one spokeswoman representing Road Safety Camera Commissioner, the agency hadn't got any formal notification about the assault.


The above described attack follows the May assault of WannaCry that understandably was globally the most massive extortion online that hit over 100,000 organizations across 150 nations, prominently Chinese universities, German railway operators and British hospitals. Theage.com.au posted this, June 22, 2017.


As per DoJR spokesman, the virus that affected the 55 highway as well as intersection point cameras was the result of a contractor inadvertently introducing it into a system.


It's being removed so the impacted cameras are clean of it, said the department doing the rectification even as it's set to clean all the other camera sites shortly. According to Mr. Newhouse, the WannaCry malware didn't affect the cameras' accuracy.


Essentially, despite the infection the virus hasn't done any destruction to the 55 cameras. For, they've been functioning properly as also accurately since the attack.


According to Victoria Police, experts spotted one virus so officials are discussing the matter with RedFlex. Nevertheless, there hasn't been any compromise of the cameras, police stated.


Police further said they would examine all incidents which the cameras detected at the time of attack as something natural indeed. That would be easy as the cameras' integrity was intact.


With the demonstration of the above WannaCry incident, it's crucial that all companies and businesses immediately make sure they've the latest security patches in place along with back-ups for restoration of lost data. An optimum approach for securing themselves from ransomware would be exercising an assortment of deterrence, identification and restoration.

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