Hackers Figure Out How To Stop A Tesla In Its Tracks From 12 Miles Away
A group of Chinese white hat hackers has found a way to hack a Tesla, hitting the brakes on it from 12 miles away.
“As far as we know, this is the first case of remote attack which compromises CAN Bus to achieve remote controls on Tesla cars,” the group wrote in a blog post. “We have verified the attack vector on multiple varieties of Tesla Model S. It is reasonable to assume that other Tesla models are affected.”
In a statement, Tesla said that the company had pushed an update to fix the bugs exposed by Keen Team within 10 days of receiving their alert. The company also downplayed the real-world risk posed by this attack. – READ MORE