Victoria court system hit by cyber attack, fears sensitive court cases could be leaked

One of the country’s biggest court systems has suffered an “unsettling and distressing” cyber attack, with hackers potentially getting hold of sensitive information from hundreds of court proceedings.

Court Services Victoria revealed the courts were hit by a ransomware attack, with hackers gaining access to the audiovisual technology network just before Christmas.

Hackers gained access to video and audio recordings as well as transcriptions of court proceedings from November 1 and December 21.

There are now fears recordings from hearings, including witness testimony from highly sensitive cases, may have been accessed or stolen.

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