Picture driving down the highway in your brand-new car when suddenly your brakes slam, your engine turns off and your doors lock. What the heck is going on? After you recover from hitting your head on the steering wheel, you think, “all I wanted wa
With hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line at the Pwn2Own Hacking Competition, a group of hackers from Synacktiv, an offensive security company, had quite the incentive to display the cybersecurity weaknesses of Tesla's Model 3. Tesla, a comp
Auto theft is rising and nationwide surpassed one millio
As electric vehicles and their significant amount of integrated software have become more common in everyday life, the security aro
Buying a used car has always been somewhat of a gamble. Things are much better than in the past, but sketchy dealers are still out there and prey on unsuspecting buyers. In the old days, rolling back the odometer was relatively easy. Laws were the
With ever escalating cyber-attacks, it is essential for auto retailers to protect their dealerships and customer data. According to CDK Global's State of Cybersecurity e-book, less than 50% of dealers are adequately prepared to meet the US Federal T
The Japanese auto company Nissan has sent out breach notification letters to thousands of customers to inform them of a leak of personal information (pii) through a third-party vendor. The car company said it was notified on 21 June 2022 that names,
Red Sky Alliance has often reported on auto dealerships in the past. Many dealerships were woefully unprepared for cyber-attacks, especially with car sales during Covid. So, this news is a huge step in the right direction. The Reynolds and Reynolds
Hackers and their accomplices used fraudulent software to unlock, start and steal vehicles without using the actual key.
31 suspects were arrested, dismantling an alleged car theft ring that employed hacking software to steal French-made cars, Europ
Last week, we reported an alleged cyber-attack on Italian automaker Ferrari. Well, high end automaker has confirmed the leak of some internal documents but did not say how it happened. On 10 October, RansomEXX, a ransomware-as-a-service operator, c
Siemens Executive Summary: It is increasingly important to incorporate safety systems into vehicles. With advancements in vehicle electrification and autonomous vehicles (AV), the automotive industry is undergoing a transition that is safer and mor
Sound merger and acquisition often checks on a company’s cyber safeguarding and data transfer provisions said the President of investment banking and dealership advisory firm Presidio Group. Specifically, auto dealership purchase agreements many tim
Japanese auto giant Toyota said it will restart US domestic production today, a day after all of its factories nationwide ground to a halt following a cyberattack at a parts supplier. Production lines will be switched back on at its 14 factories acr
A 19-year-old security researcher said he was able to hack into over 25 Teslas from around the world. Recently the young hacker published a blog post explaining how he was able to remotely hack into the cars via security bugs in TeslaMate, a popular
Auto manufacturers cannot afford to penny-pinch on cyber security and should manage risk from the very beginning of the design process and across the software development lifecycle and supply chain. Cyber security affects our everyday lives, from th
Auto News recently published a cautionary article reporting, “Auto dealers are getting better at protecting their computer networks from cyberattacks, an information technology consultant who works with dealerships told me last week. They are invest
US insurance leader Geico says hackers stole driver's license numbers from its website after they supplied personal information that they had acquired elsewhere. The driver's license numbers are believed to have been used "to fraudulently apply for
As if Kia Motors doesn’t have enough to worry about, now this. Last Friday, Red Sky Alliance reported on Kia Motors of America was hit by the DopplePaymer malware, causing havoc at dealerships in the US and Canada. Now Kia has been forced to rec
Automaker Kia Motors America (KMA) is the latest victim of the DoppelPaymer ransomware, which allegedly affected internal and customer-facing systems. The ransomware criminal gang admitted responsibility for the attack and is demanding $20 million w
Police/Fire, EMS, nurses and doctors are all important services amid our current COVID-19 pandemic. But like everyone else in the international critical infrastructure and key resource professions; they need to get to work. This equates to services
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