WannaCry Ransomware is still around. Right here in Australia!
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Weeks after the WannaCry ransomware shut down hospitals and businesses across the world, there have been reports of it successfully causing havoc in Japan and Australia.

The self-spreading ransomware is still alive and kicking and the latest victims are Honda Motor Company (in Japan) and Redflex, operators of red light and speed cameras in Victoria. Production was brought to a halt at one of Honda’s Japan-based factories after discovering the WannaCry ransomware had infection its computer networks. The ransomware infected  networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions despite its efforts to secure systems in mid-May. Honda wouldn’t release any details of how their networks for infected but we are thinking that they were either running unsupported versions of the Windows OS or they simply didn’t patch every computer properly.

Other car makers were brought to a halt some weeks ago when the WannaCry ransomware peaked. Renault and Nissan were forced to temporarily halt production at their plants in Britain, India, Japan, France, and Romania.

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On local shores, dozens of Victorian speed and red-light cameras have been infected with the WannaCry ransomware – a total of 55 cameras have been infected.

A Justice and Regulation spokesperson said: “A system patch has been applied, which prevents the spread of the virus, the Department is in the process of removing the virus from the affected cameras. The remaining sites will be rectified in the next couple of days. The software virus has not impacted the accuracy of the camera system. All infringements during this period have been captured correctly, and no infringements have been affected by the virus.”

Upon hearing about it for the first time after the issue went public, the Minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner said that they are currently investigating the issue and tickets have been put on hold. It was said that the infection was first discovered last week (Somewhere between June 12-18).

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