Hackers target drivers as cyberattacks on cars surge 225 percent

And once car thieves have broken into a car with a cloned key, they can hack into the engine control unit to start the engine and drive away.

For cars in motion, they can mess with settings like autobrake or steering, which could cause a serious accident.

In recent months, Honda has acknowledged that hackers can remotely start the engine of some models and unlock the doors by taking control of the car’s remote keyless entry system after researchers exposed the flaw.

And some Tesla cars, specifically the Model 3 and Model Y, have been shown to be vulnerable to a Bluetooth hack that can also be used to unlock other brands, revealed by NCC Group, a cybersecurity research firm based in the United States. United Kingdom.

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