Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely
Thursday, March 18 2010 @ 07:06 PM CET
Contributed by: Jerry Rocteur
This is something that I did not know!
In the states there exists web-based vehicle-immobilization systems "used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments."
And as we read here, these things can get hacked! From Wired:
By Kevin Poulsen
March 17, 2010
More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.
Police with Austin's High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership.s four Austin-area lots.
Read the whole article here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/03/hacker-bricks-cars/
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