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Hackers Could Abruptly Stop Cars on Highways Due to Security Bugs in Popular GPS Tracker
Hackers Could Abruptly Stop Cars on Highways Due to Security Bugs in Popular GPS Tracker

23 Jul 2022, 08:08 UTC / A team of security researchers has found a total of six vulnerabilities in the software used by popular GPS trackers from Chinese firm MiCODUS

 
Hackers Are Targeting EV Chargers for Fun and Profits, Prove It's the Weakest Link
Hackers Are Targeting EV Chargers for Fun and Profits, Prove It's the Weakest Link

9 May 2022, 10:09 UTC / Loose security has made EV chargers a preferred target for hackers, who found an easy way to make money or make fun of people

 
Ransomware Group Claims Volvo Attack, Screenshots of the Stolen Files Released
Ransomware Group Claims Volvo Attack, Screenshots of the Stolen Files Released

11 Dec 2021, 23:58 UTC / Volvo has already confirmed the breach, explaining that it’s also conducting its very own investigation with help from third-party security experts

 
Russian Drivers' Personal Data Available Online for Less than the Price of an iPhone
Russian Drivers' Personal Data Available Online for Less than the Price of an iPhone

23 Oct 2021, 21:52 UTC / An undisclosed hacker group is selling what appears to be a large database containing the personal details of millions of Russian drivers

 
Carmakers, Tech Giants Join Forces in Historic Partnership Against Hackers
Carmakers, Tech Giants Join Forces in Historic Partnership Against Hackers

14 Aug 2021, 13:50 UTC / Nissan, Toyota, Microsoft, Trend Micro and tens of other companies are joining a new consortium specifically supposed to help block cyberattacks

 
Volkswagen Details Data Breach, Says Social Security Numbers, Tax Info Exposed
Volkswagen Details Data Breach, Says Social Security Numbers, Tax Info Exposed

15 Jun 2021, 07:44 UTC / The company says in a public advisory that the breach occurred via a vendor used by Volkswagen, Audi, and some authorized dealers

 
Hackers Break Into Airline Passenger System, Access Super-Sensitive Information
Hackers Break Into Airline Passenger System, Access Super-Sensitive Information

25 May 2021, 09:44 UTC / Air India has confirmed that its passenger service system has been the target of a cybersecurity attack, with data of 4.5 million customers exposed

 
Famous GTA Online Cheating Software Shuts Down After Massive Hack Attack
Famous GTA Online Cheating Software Shuts Down After Massive Hack Attack

24 May 2021, 07:03 UTC / Paragon has confirmed that it’s retiring its cheating software after its servers have been compromised and plenty of data got exposed

 
Colonial Fully Recovers After Hack Attack, Gas Stations Still Mostly Dry
Colonial Fully Recovers After Hack Attack, Gas Stations Still Mostly Dry

16 May 2021, 08:28 UTC / Colonial Pipeline has officially announced that all normal operations have been resumed after the hack attack, yet many stations are out of fuel

 
Colonial Pays Hackers $5 Million in Ransom as the Gas Crisis Is Far From Over
Colonial Pays Hackers $5 Million in Ransom as the Gas Crisis Is Far From Over

13 May 2021, 18:50 UTC / A report indicates that Colonial Pipeline has actually paid hackers the ransom despite initial reports the company wouldn’t agree with this option

 
Hackers Compromise Colonial Pipeline Forcing Planes to Stop for Refueling
Hackers Compromise Colonial Pipeline Forcing Planes to Stop for Refueling

11 May 2021, 07:31 UTC / Hacker group DarkSide has recently managed to compromise the Colonial Pipeline network, shutting down some critical systems

 
Police Agencies Use Cars as Backdoors to Break Into Phones
Police Agencies Use Cars as Backdoors to Break Into Phones

7 May 2021, 07:12 UTC / Law enforcement has found a way to access data stored on mobile devices using kits that connect to the cars to extract the information

 
Hackers Break Into Tesla Using a Drone Flying Over the Car
Hackers Break Into Tesla Using a Drone Flying Over the Car

2 May 2021, 05:22 UTC / Security researchers have demonstrated a security vulnerability that allowed them to unlock the doors of a Tesla using a drone and a Wi-Fi dongle

 
Malware Infections, Hackers Are the Biggest Fears of Connected Car Owners
Malware Infections, Hackers Are the Biggest Fears of Connected Car Owners

10 Apr 2021, 18:33 UTC / Research shows that 37 percent of the connected car owners are very concerned about cybersecurity, thinking a breach could compromise their vehicles

 
Malware Takes Down Vehicle Emissions System in Several U.S. States
Malware Takes Down Vehicle Emissions System in Several U.S. States

7 Apr 2021, 09:21 UTC / Officials claim vehicle inspections might not be available until Friday, at the earliest, with the software company already working on restoring the systems

 
Tech Giants Join Forces to Block Hackers From Breaking Into Cars
Tech Giants Join Forces to Block Hackers From Breaking Into Cars

2 Apr 2021, 07:19 UTC / McAfee and Panasonic have announced a partnership for the creation of Vehicle Security Operation Centers to prevent car cyberattacks

 
How Hackers Managed to Break into the Top Android Auto and CarPlay Music Service
How Hackers Managed to Break into the Top Android Auto and CarPlay Music Service

25 Nov 2020, 05:16 UTC / Research reveals that malicious actors used a credential stuffing operation to get access to approximately 300k Spotify accounts

 
Hackers Break into Car Dealership, Bank Accounts and Passport Scans Exposed
Hackers Break into Car Dealership, Bank Accounts and Passport Scans Exposed

13 Nov 2020, 12:52 UTC / A group of hackers has recently managed to break into the computer network of UK-based dealership Sandicliffe, and personal data is believed to have been expose

 
Security Researcher Earns $10,000 After Finding Critical Google Maps Bug
Security Researcher Earns $10,000 After Finding Critical Google Maps Bug

9 Sep 2020, 06:04 UTC / A security researcher has recently discovered a Google Maps cross-site scripting vulnerability, eventually receiving $10,000 as part of Google’s bounty program

 
Building Hacker-Proof Cars Is the Ambitious Goal of DARPA-Funded Project
Building Hacker-Proof Cars Is the Ambitious Goal of DARPA-Funded Project

30 Aug 2020, 10:03 UTC / University of Michigan researchers will use a $1.8 million grant from DARPA to build a system that would block hackers from breaking into cars