Nowadays, connected cars are paving the way for a new type of theft: those using technology. It is no longer a question of breaking a window and fiddling with the wires in order to seize a car but of breaking the defenses of an electronic system.
However, many flaws visibly exist among manufacturers. If they try to correct them, it is not always enough. Latest example with Tesla, which hackers have managed to hack.
This, fortunately, happened during a special event dedicated to this type of maneuver. This is the Pwn2Own hacking competition in Tokyo. An event dedicated to cybersecurity in the automotive world.
$450,000 to hack a Tesla
On this occasion, groups of ethical hackers are put into competition. Their goal is to find flaws in various products. In this case, the Synacktiv team was perfectly successful in finding defects on Teslas.
The latter identified vulnerabilities linked to Tesla’s infotainment system. They also managed to take control of charging stations. An interesting initiative to expose the flaws of companies and for these hackers. Thanks to this, they actually pocketed no less than 450,000 dollars.
There will therefore still be a little work for Tesla members dedicated to cybersecurity. Remember that in 2022, hackers had already managed to hack and start a Model 3 in two minutes with the watch in hand. They had exploited a flaw in the functionality allowing you to quickly start without placing the key on the center console.
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To sum up
Hackers made no less than $450,000 by hacking a Tesla. In particular, they hacked the infotainment system or the charging stations. This happened during a special event, Pwn2Own, held in Tokyo.
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