Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

0

Police arrest duo for stealing over 100 FCA group cars with pirated software

By Faiming_low on 10 Aug 2016 in Other News

Attached Image According to Left Lane News, two thieves have been arrested in the United States for stealing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group cars by hacking into them using pirated software. More than a hundred over cars were stolen this way as the pair managed to obtain software that was meant to be available to dealers and service shops only.

Assisted by this software, they managed to reprogram the vehicle's ECU to accept a new key fob by simply entering in the vehicle's chassis number.

In the report, the thieves aimed for Jeep Wranglers, Cherokees and a number of Dodge pickup trucks from the Houston area. The stolen vehicle's were then transported across the Mexican border, generally in the middle of the night.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is said to be cooperating with the Houston Police Department.


Viewed: 9,636 times

Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
“I, Halimah Yacob, having been elected as President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swe...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Thousands applied, but ultimately, only 500 individuals have so far been selected gets a Ford GT...
Photo
Nobody expected the price of the first Civic Type R to jump as high as it had within the first tw...
Photo
Porsche is unleashing a limited-run 911 Turbo S into the world called the Exclusive Series Coupe....
Photo
Earlier this week, we reported that Subaru is preparing to launch a BRZ that has been breathed on...
Photo
At the recent Honda Meeting 2017 event, a test mule in the shape of the current Civic has been sh...
   Lifestyle Articles