Criminal hacker gets Maybach and Rolls-Royce through IT security loophole

Criminal hacker gets Maybach and Rolls-Royce through IT security loophole


FLORIDA / MÜNCHEN (IT BOLTWISE) – A hacker in Florida is using an IT security flaw to deliver luxury cars straight to his door.

After failing an exam, what student hasn’t dreamed of hacking into the school’s computer system and turning four numbers into two? Hackers can’t just steal data or install viruses – they can also use their talents to buy luxury cars. This happened a few days ago in Florida, America.

These days, anyone who orders a car and has the necessary change no longer bothers to pick up the car from the dealer, but instead has it conveniently left at their doorstep. A criminal hacker took advantage of this situation and gained access to the system of a delivery company called Dealer’s Choice Auto Transport. The thief now had access to delivery schedules, driver contact information and more. He quickly changed the original delivery address of the two luxury cars and ordered them to go to his home.

All that was needed was a change of address

“The criminal broke into the driver’s door and knew which cars were being transported, he knew what was going on. The thief approached the driver randomly and pretended to be the receiver and gave him all the right information, told him where he wanted the car to be taken,” Dealer’s Choice AutoTransport CEO Steven Yariv told News Miami.

In the first case, a Mercedes GLS 600 Maybach worth around $200,000 (187,300 euros) was on the hacker’s doorstep. However, that was not enough for the criminal. Of course it had to be the Rolls-Royce Cullinan for $400,000 (€374,600). Here the car thief sent a message to the delivery person to change the delivery address. The driver confirmed the address and time and showed up with Cullinan in tow.

Bad hacker mistakes

The police are now actively looking for the culprit, because as nice as it is to keep a free Maybach on your driveway, it is a crime and remains a crime. When the Maybach was delivered, the driver took pictures of the luxury Benz and was able to capture the person who picked it up from behind. It is still unclear if this is the hacker. A reward of $20,000 (18,700 euros) is offered for the return of each car. Whether that will be enough to offset the higher value of the cars remains to be seen.

Conclusion

Police in Florida are looking for a hacker who stole two luxury cars straight from a dealership. He gained access to the company’s computer system and changed the delivery address there. The criminal stole a Mercedes GLS 600 Maybach and a Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The police are looking for the thief and are offering a reward of 20,000 dollars each for the two cars.


Criminal hacker gets Maybach and Rolls-Royce through IT security loopholeCriminal hacker gets Maybach and Rolls-Royce through IT security loophole
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