TICKETS IN VIRUS PARALYSIS
MORE than 3000 speed and red-light tickets a day are being held by police until the state’s infected road camera system gets the all-clear.
More than 160 of the state’s fleet of 280 cameras have been compromised by the WannaCry computer virus.
Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said Victoria Police has suspended “tens of thousands of tickets” since putting a hold on issuing fines.
All 280 cameras will now be subject to review by the state’s road safety commissioner.
Mr Fryer said he hoped the investigation would progress in the next fortnight.
“While it’s concerning that it appears that a foreign body has been introduced into our camera network, we’re putting all tickets on hold until a full review is done,” he said.
“We issue about 3000 tickets every single day, so we are withholding tens of thousands of tickets.” The infection has been blamed on a maintenance worker employed by camera operator RedFlex.
Mr Fryer said “clusters of the cameras were connected together” but the system was not linked to a network.
RedFlex operates 150 of the state’s cameras, while Gatso and Jenoptik operate the remainder.