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Thieves use laptop, dealer software, blank keys to ‘hotwire’ more than 100 cars


Earlier in the month, we told you about the theft of more than 100 Jeep and Ram vehicles. Initial reports stated that it was the work of hackers, but in reality this was all pulled off through the use of official internally used dealer and automaker software and codes.

The targets of the Houston-area heist were Jeep Wranglers, Grand Cherokees, and some Ram trucks. These SUVs and pickups were then sent over the border into Mexico in the middle of the night.

According to Automotive News, the police began investigating the thefts back in April. A home surveillance video showed a thief entering a parked Jeep Wrangler. Upon entering the vehicle, the thief uses a laptop for a short amount of time and then is able to start the Jeep up and drive away. – READ MORE

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