Herald Sun - - NEWS - TELL US WHAT YOU THINK her­ald­sun.com.au AN­DREW JEF­FER­SON

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.

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