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Australian pirate disrupts Police.

Postby m0lsx » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:03 pm

A pirate broadcaster posing as a police officer interfered in a police chase this week in Australia, forcing officers to call off the pursuit of two suspected armed robbers.

The incident took place on Tuesday when officers from Victoria Police were called to intervene in alleged armed robbery that took place in the town of Sale.

Once on the scene, two offenders fled in a car, which officers followed. During the chase, an unknown voice was heard multiple times over the local police emergency frequency.

The voice disrupted regular communications and posed as a police officer. Police chasing the suspects were forced to abandon the chase, but they eventually caught the two suspects — a man and a woman — later, on in a nearby town.

In a statement, a Victoria Police spokesperson said they believe the pirate to be operating out of the East Gippsland area.

Local detectives are now investigating pirate transmissions. Police also published two phone numbers where locals can call and help in identifying the radio hacker's voice. Because the pirate broadcaster posed as a police officer, investigators believe this was an intentional hack.
Authorities looking to replace old emergency radio network

Police Minister Lisa Neville described the incident as "appalling."

The incident happened just as government officials have contacted local ISP Telstra to install new emergency networks to run a modern and easier to secure digital radio system.

Speaking to Brisbane Times, the Police Minister said plans were set in motion before the hack, and this week's incident had no bearing on the government's decision.

In July, another hacker had carried out similar pirate radio broadcasts. Using a powerful antenna, the yet to be identified hacker took over a UK station's radio frequency and played an obscene song on eight different occasions.

The Victoria Police radio frequency is not the first and only emergency IT system that's been hacked this year. Back in April, a hacker set off all tornado sirens in the city of Dallas, twelve times in the same night.


Source.. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/radio-hacker-interrupts-police-chase-in-australia/
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Re: Australian pirate disrupts Police.

Postby G4RMT » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:56 pm

Interesting how a crime in one country with the obvious issues gets linked to the "I'm a wanker" song here? Somewhat unbalanced story?
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Re: Australian pirate disrupts Police.

Postby m0lsx » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:39 pm

G4RMT wrote:Somewhat unbalanced story?


They have certainly mixed up someone hacking an IT system to set off Tornado sirens, with someone who jammed a broadcast station, with someone who jammed up an emergency service.
Had they compared it with the Australian who jammed up the Airband, it would have made sense. But not IT & Broadcast.
Plus they failed to see that going Digital will not stop the problem. It will just mean that those doing the jamming will not be heard by those being jammed.
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Re: Australian pirate disrupts Police.

Postby Alfie » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:02 pm

I think technically its not hacking as they are just using an easy available radio on analogue police channel so piracy is prob more correct and also think its not someone pirating for fun either but someone connected to the armed robbery and poss planned in advance. with two suspects on the scene in custody it will probably come out in the investigation
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Re: Australian pirate disrupts Police.

Postby Mark5R » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:19 pm

Alfie wrote:think its not someone pirating for fun either but someone connected to the armed robbery and poss planned in advance. with two suspects on the scene in custody it will probably come out in the investigation


It could just be coincidence and some idiot getting excited with the chase as the two robbers dont sound the most sophisticated

By the way, the alleged robbers didn’t get away. The cops first found the 22-year-old female suspect in a nearby town. A 21-year-old male was later arrested on the roof of a nearby shed.


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