June 02, 2017

Your Car Could Be the Next Ransomware Target

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The recent "WannaCry" ransomware attack that crippled computer systems around the globe has highlighted the digital vulnerabilities in our daily lives. One you might not have considered is your car, which increasingly relies on computer chips and more than 100 million lines of computer code to operate. The reason cars are such inviting targets for ransomware hackers is that they’re increasingly computerized.

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