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Car owners warned of another theft-enabling relay attack

Tesla owners are no strangers to seeing reports of cars being tampered with outside of their control. Back in 2021, a zero-click exploit aided a drone in taking over the car’s entertainment system. In 2016, we had a brakes and doors issue. 2020 saw people rewriting key-fob firmware via Bluetooth. Andin January this year, a teen claimed he had managed t
Publish At:2022-05-17 16:57 | Read:1687 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking bluetooth car hacked key fob key-fob keyless entry r

The fake Elon Musk Bitcoin giveaway marathon will NOT make you rich

Today we look at a fakeout which begins with Elon Musk, and ends with a trip to Mars (or, if you’re really lucky, the Sun). One of the most annoying “features” of Twitter is being added to lists without permission. It’s a theoretically useful way to keep track of certain topics. It’s often also used for trolling or spam. A friend of mine was
Publish At:2022-04-20 12:48 | Read:701 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bitcoin elon musk giveaway lists marathon tesla twitte

Teen hacker gets remote access to tens of Tesla EVs around the world

A German teen hacker managed to get unauthorized access to 25+ electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla. The cars were located in more than ten different countries around the world. The cyber security enthusiast connected with one of the drivers, who allowed him to remotely honk the car’s horn. The hacker used Tesla’s bug bounty program to report
Publish At:2022-01-26 08:36 | Read:1803 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security hacking tesla hack

A week in security (Oct 18 – Oct 24)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Multiple vulnerabilities in popular WordPress plugin WP Fastest Cache.“Killware”: Is it just as bad as it sounds?REvil ransomware disappears after Tor services hijacked.Protect yourself from BlackMatter ransomware: Advice issued.q-logger skimmer keeps Magecart attacks going.How to delete your Snapchat account.High school stu
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Binance receives the ban hammer from UK’s FCA

Binance, the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange network, has had a rough few days. First, Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), issued its second warning to Binance on Friday, 25 June, for operating in the country without permission (The first warning was issued in 2018). That same day, Bina
Publish At:2021-06-28 18:18 | Read:1312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crypto Binance Binance Markets Limited Changpeng Zhao Coinba

A week in security (May 3 – 9)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we discussed how Spectre attacks have come back from the dead; why Facebook banned Instragram ads by Signal; we highlighted the differences between the most popular VPN protocols; pointed out that Google is about to start automatically enrolling users in two-step verification, and how millions are put at risk by old, out of da
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A week in security (April 26 – May 2)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at which age range is most likely to be targeted by online predators, talked to Malwarebytes CISO John Donovan on our Lock and Code podcast, and explored the latest deepfake happenings. We also dug into a supply chain attack, discussed threats from a ransomware group, and did a deep dive on wallet recovery code scams
Publish At:2021-05-03 14:29 | Read:1603 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis infosec malware n

Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing sensitive docs

Tesla has accused a former employee, a software engineer, of downloading about 26,000 sensitive files and transferring them on his personal Dropbox On Saturday, Tesla sued the former employee Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing 26,000 confidential documents, including trade secrets. The software engineer transferred the sensitive files to his personal Dr
Publish At:2021-01-24 19:25 | Read:2180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking information security news

A Closer Look at the Attempted Ransomware Attack on Tesla

Cybersecurity is in the news again with the disclosure that Tesla, working in conjunction with the FBI, prevented a ransomware attack from being launched at its Gigafactory in Nevada. The cybercriminals targeted Tesla through one of its employees, whom they allegedly promised to pay $1 million in order to help them infect the company’s system with malware.Wh
Publish At:2020-10-20 01:13 | Read:2565 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Cyberattac

Russian national indicted for attempting to recruit Tesla employee to install malware

US authorities have indicted a Russian national for conspiring to recruit a Tesla employee to install malware onto the company’s infrastructure. Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) has been indicted in the United States for conspiring to recruit a Tesla employee to install malware onto the company’s network. In August, US authorities arreste
Publish At:2020-09-07 10:41 | Read:2572 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware hacking news infor

Elon Musk confirms that Russian hackers tried to recruit Tesla employee to plant a malware

Elon Musk confirmed that Russian hackers attempted to recruit an employee to install malware into the network of electric car maker Tesla. Recently US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appea
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Tesla close to developing fully autonomous cars, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Tesla’s eccentric CEO, said in a pre-recorded video that he is extremely confident that level five or virtually complete self-driving car autonomy will happen soon. In the same video, the real-life Tony Stark highlighted that he is reasonably optimistic that Tesla will have the basic functionality of level five car-autonomy developed by 2021. Elon
Publish At:2020-07-13 05:17 | Read:3623 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology autonomous vehicles tesla

Nvidia patches severe flaws affecting GeForce, Quadro NVS and Tesla

byJohn E DunnDenial of service, local escalation of privileges, and information disclosure are not security worries most computer users will associate with their racy graphics card or its drivers.And yet fixes for precisely these issues are part of February’s Nvidia GPU display update, all of which could compromise Windows or Linux PCs, allowing an attacker
Publish At:2020-03-03 08:07 | Read:3358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Linux Microsoft Operating Systems Security threats Vulnerabi

Tesla Patches Vulnerabilities that Allowed Remote Takeover of Model S Car

Tesla has patched a number of vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to remotely take control over certain features in its Model S car.Researchers at the Keen Security Lab of Tencent, a Chinese tech company, exploited the vulnerabilities to successfully seize control of the CAN bus that operates many vehicle systems in the car. They did so by connecting the
Publish At:2016-09-20 12:40 | Read:6618 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News CAN bus hack Keen Security Lab Tencent

Hacking Tesla Model S, too much noise around a great research

Last week at the CeBIT the Lookout’s Co-Founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey talked about hacking Tesla Model S providing indications on possible countermeasures. Last week at the CeBIT conference held in Hanover, the Lookout’s Co-Founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey talked about hacking Tesla Model S providing indications on possible countermeasures. Unfort
Publish At:2016-03-21 13:15 | Read:7325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security automotive car security Cebit

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