More media this arvo with theAge covering the issue quite well (Hi Liam)
Their version contains most of the info already covered, with a little extra
Fines to stand: WannaCry had no impact on speed camera accuracy, investigation finds
Liam Mannix Published: July 7 2017 – 12:25PM
Thought you had dodged a speeding fine? You haven’t been so lucky.
Victoria Police is reneging on its offer to wipe thousands of speeding fines issued to motorists after the WannaCry ransomware was detected in the state’s speed camera network.
?The virus had no impact on camera accuracy, an investigation has concluded, meaning that 61,000 fines will stand.
The investigation by the Office of the Road Safety Camera Commissioner found the ransomware failed to deploy properly and had no impact on camera accuracy.
WannaCry ransomware infected 110 camera control units at speed-camera-operator Redflex and 160 cameras between June 6 and June 22.
When the ransomware was discovered, Victoria Police withdrew thousands of fines while the government scrambled to determine the impact of the virus.
About 5000 fines that had already been issued were withdrawn – with several drivers receiving refunds – and another 56,000 were withheld by Victoria Police while the camera system was tested.
Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer said police would begin reissuing the fines immediately.
“The integrity of all those tickets are sound and the virus had no impact on the detected speed,” he said.
“Those 61,000 tickets will be reissued. That will start today.”
Redflex first became aware something was wrong with their systems on June 6 when 20 cameras on the Hume Highway crashed. It was eight days later on June 14 that Redflex worked out the damage was being caused by WannaCry.
WannaCry was designed to encrypt files on infected computers and then demand a ransom from the user for the safe return of files.
“It did not actually take the second step of encryption,” Camera Commissioner John Voyage said. No ransom demand was ever received.
The report is the first stage of Mr Voyage’s investigation. The second stage will look at security and governance arrangements – in particular why the camera systems had not received a security patch against WannaCry when one was available.
Ms Neville said experts told her it was “not necessarily unusual” for a closed network like Redflex’s not to receive a security patch.
This story was found at: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/consumer-security/fines-to-stand-wannacry-had-no-impact-on-speed-camera-accuracy-investigation-finds-20170707-gx6hsy.html
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