VIDEO: Hackers take over vehicle on highway

Tuesday, WikiLeaks released the first batch of hacked documents from the CIA, stating that the CIA had recently lost control of its hacking secrets.

Included in the leaked data was the revelation that the CIA had explored the possibility of infecting a vehicle’s software as a way to carry out “nearly undetectable” assassinations by remote control.

A video was brought to our attention today that was published in July 2015, where two hackers demonstrated a tool they developed that allowed them to literally hijack a vehicle over the internet, as it was being driven down the highway.

Andy Greenberg, a senior writer with WIRED, took an SUV for a drive for the demonstration, knowing the hackers would be taking control of the vehicle as he drove.

See what happened:

 

 

 

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