Hackers finding ways to exploit automotive software to overtake cars


Over the last ten years cars have become packed full of new technology that makes it easier to play music and movies, take calls, or get directions all from your dashboard. But this digitization has come at a cost, giving cybercriminals a seemingly endless amount of access points to take over vehicles. Cybersecurity firm IntSights recently released, "Under The Hood: Cybercriminals Exploit Automotive Industry's Software Features," a study on how hackers are managing to get into cars and do damage. The study notes that hackers have infiltrated automotive systems and hardware since 2010. "The pressure to deliver products as fast as possible puts a big strain on vehicle security capabilities, manufacturing facilities, and automotive data. Industry leaders have since come to understand that cybercrime threats to cars were not as far-fetched as originally thought," the report said.