Tesla Model S remotely controlled by hackers
Occurred: September 2016
Researchers from Tencent's Keen Security Lab managed to gain remote control of an unmodified, up-to-date Tesla by hacking into its onboard CAN Bus system.
A video of the hack shows the team gaining access to the motor that moves the driver's seat, turning on indicators, opening the car’s sunroof, and activating window wipers. It was able to control the car whilst parking and moving.
Keen Security Lab said it notified Tesla, which confirmed the vulnerabilities and fixed them via an over-the-air update.
Operator: Keen Security Lab
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Security; Safety; Accuracy/reliability
Published: March 2023