With 220 million Internet connected cars expected to be on the roads within five years, a national security expert visited Detroit April 12 and urged automakers to be mindful of the growing cyber-security threats posed by terrorists, information crooks and spies who could potentially try to hack into wired vehicles and cause mayhem of all sorts.
While there are no known cases of terrorists hacking a connected car, the Department of Justice official stressed automakers need to try to stay one step ahead of any potential hackers and ask:
"'What are the bad buys thinking? We've seen them be creative before," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin, who met with auto executives and law enforcement personnel at Cobo Center at a presentation titled, “Emerging National Security Cyber Threats and Their Implications for the C-Suite.”
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