Tasmania

Dodgy cameras lead to cancelled fines


Jarrod Sierocki

Speeding and red light traffic cameras in Victoria were infected by a software virus for about two weeks, police confirmed on Friday, June 23. According to Channel 9 News, a maintenance worker accidentally uploaded the infected file, spreading malware to 55 cameras. Most of them were in the inner city area of Melbourne, Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said on Friday, adding 590 traffic infringements issued between June 6 and June 22 would be cancelled. Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful

In the wake of a computer virus, speed and red light cameras will continue operating but future fines will be quarantined until their accuracy is assured. Picture: Andrew Batsch

HUNDREDS of fines sent to motorists are to be refunded after it was found a computer virus had fried dozens of speed and red light cameras across Melbourne.

At least three people lost their licence due to dodgy readings from the calamitous cameras.

Victoria Police said the cameras will continue operating but future fi…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/more-than-550-speed-and-red-light-camera-fines-withdrawn-across-melbourne-after-camera-virus/news-story/32863e7f02b2b73acd64e7e1b3fef78c

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