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Incident(s) of the Week: Disgruntled Hacker Disables 100 Cars Purchased from Texas Auto Center

In late February and early March, around 100 cars in and around Austin, Texas either would not start or would not stop honking.  This was apparently caused by 20 year old hacker, Omar Ramos-Lopez, who remotely triggered the vehicle immobilization system installed by dealership Texas Auto Center.

Apparently the dealership installed the GPS-enabled devices so that cars can be immobilized and repossessed when a customer fails to make scheduled payments.… More