Vic traffic cameras weren't compromised by WannaCry

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 10 July, 2017

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There is no evidence that the WannaCry ransomware infection that spread to Victoria's traffic cameras compromised the integrity of any speed or red light infringements recorded by the cameras, the state's Road Safety Camera Commissioner has found.

In an interim report on the infection, Commissioner John Voyage said he is satisfied with the accuracy and integrity of infringements logged during the period the cameras were infected by WannaCry.

Voyage said he found no reason why the up to 8000 infringement notices withdrawn by Victoria Police in the wake of the discovery of the infection should continue to be withheld.

The report confirmed that WannaCry infected 43 Windows 7 based Redflex camera control units deployed across the state, as well as 67 Windows 7 based Jenoptik site controllers on the infringement camera network.

But the report found that the encryption component of WannaCry appears to have failed to deploy, leaving no evidence of any encrypted files on any system.

The infected systems continuously attempted to infect all other components of the network, but there is also no evidence that any further components were infected.

All infected systems had been patched by 22 June and there is no evidence that the risk is ongoing, the audit adds. Furthermore, all speed detection tasks are performed by dedicated subsidiary systems that appeared to be unaffected by the infection.

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