A massive recall has been issued on 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles in light of a hacking incident.
Hackers who paired with Wired.com were able to shut down a Jeep’s transmission from over 10 miles away. While Internet connected devices increase productivity and convenience for users, there is still a certain amount of security-related issues that comes with the unknown territory.
Through accessing the Jeep’s wireless system, hackers were able to change the radio station, switch the air conditioning, disable the breaks, track the vehicle’s location and place a photo of them on the Jeep’s display. Shockingly, the hackers were able to cut the Jeep’s transmission as it sped along at 70 mph on the freeway.
While this type of vulnerability may seem like a freak accident or isolated situation, it raises questions to all types of companies about how secure their operating systems really are. For this reason, companies and enterprises need to review their security measures to control any potential hacking threats.
With the number of hacking threats increasing rapidly, data security is imperative to a successful business. In light of recent, high profile hacking incidents, companies are seeing that there is more at stake than ever.