London: Half of All Car Thefts Executed by Hackers

The London Metropolitan Police recently reported that half of all car thefts in the city last year were committed without the traditional tools of the trade. Rather, the thieves used high-tech devices to exploit a vulnerability unique to the newest (and most desirable) car models: their onboard computer systems. The tools to “hack” a car are relatively cheap, and instructions easy to procure online. They allow thieves to disable alarm systems, unlock doors and control the lights, steering, brakes and navigation system.




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