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WannaCry Virus Takes Down Traffic Lights and Speed Cameras in Australia
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 01:16:00 PM »
WannaCry Virus Takes Down Traffic Lights and Speed Cameras in Australia
22 June 2017, 11:30 am

The WannaCry ransomware keeps making victims, and this time it appears that the virus has even managed to take down a bunch of traffic lights and speed cameras in Australia.

Based on an exploit stolen from the NSA by hacking group Shadow Brokers, the WannaCry malware locks down systems by encrypting files and asking for a ransom to decrypt them. Microsoft has already delivered patches for all Windows versions earlier this year, but outdated systems remain vulnerable.

In the case of the Australian incident, radio station 3aw reports that it was all because of human error, as someone has apparently connected an infected USB that allowed the malware to spread across the network.

55 cameras knocked offline

But while some 55 cameras were taken down because of WannaCry, the servers operating the cameras were not compromised, as they’re not running Windo... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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