Hacker Immobilizes Cars Remotely in Texas

It has recently been revealed that an American-based hacker has been caught after hacking into a web-based vehicle-immobilization system, apparently he managed to immobilize over 100 cars in total.

All of the cars which were affected were apparently from the in Texas Auto Center in Austin, Texas, at first they thought that it could be a mechanical failure, however as more customers reported similar issues it became obvious that there was something not quite right.

Hundreds of customers either found that their cars were either completely immobilized or left with the alarm constantly going off, the only way to turn the alarm off was to remove the battery.

In the end the problem was tracked back to the Webtech Plus technology which the Texas Auto Center used to immobilize vehicles if vehicles weren’t paid for, after some investigation they found out that Omar Ramos-Lopez was responsible for all of the problems, they managed to track it back to him via his IP address.

Source: Wired

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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