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:
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Dashcam captures hero saving elderly woman from train by inches