Cybersecurity and #IoT – Hackers Steal Over 100 Cars With a Laptop

We have been talking about hacking cars on this blog since 2011 (see posts) so the idea of thieves stealing a car by hacking their way into its computer system is no big surprise. This is the reality of cybersecurity in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), and cars are just one more … Continue reading Cybersecurity and #IoT – Hackers Steal Over 100 Cars With a Laptop

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Source: Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for … Continue reading Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features

“You’re getting cars that are connected to the internet 24 hours a day. If cybercriminals targeted automobiles like they’re targeting other things we’d be in for a hard and fast ride.” Glad to see the seriousness of this threat is catching on as we have been talking about this for years – check out some of … Continue reading Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Hackers could control your car by attacking safety features

Automakers show more concern for hackers’ efforts to exploit vulnerabilities in car computer systems

Automakers seem to be taking the car hacking issue a lot more seriously. They should be. Over the last few years I have written quite a bit about car hacking and what laws may apply to such cases — such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Here is a post that references several of those … Continue reading Automakers show more concern for hackers’ efforts to exploit vulnerabilities in car computer systems

A Hacker Can Takeover A Car Through Its Computer System — What About An Airplane?

Hackers can take over cars by hacking into their on board computer systems. Does it not stand to reason that they could do the same thing to an airplane? Maybe, maybe not, but a recent ruling by the FAA shows this was a concern for Boeing Model 777-200. May 18, 2015 Update: This post was … Continue reading A Hacker Can Takeover A Car Through Its Computer System — What About An Airplane?