So predicts LogRhythm Labs, the threat intelligence arm of SIEM vendor LogRhythm, which expects 2019 to be the first year in which a hacked automobile kills someone.
“We’ve already seen hackers remotely kill a Jeep on the highway, disable safety features like air bags and antilock brakes, and hack into a car’s Bluetooth and OnStar features,” note LogRhythm researchers in emailed notes. “As cars become more connected and driverless cars evolve, hackers will have more opportunities of doing real harm.”
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