Cyberattacks on Smart Vehicles Increased by 225 Percent

Cyberattacks on Smart Vehicles Increased Percent
Cyberattacks on Smart Vehicles Increased by 225 Percent

IoT technology, 5G and autonomous driving technologies are used in cars, which are among the leading means of transportation. Noting that the automotive industry is on the radar of hackers with the spread of IoT technology and the increase in autonomous vehicles, WatchGuard Turkey and Greece Country Manager Yusuf Evmez draws attention to the fact that cyber attacks on cars have increased by 3% in the last 225 years.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is often included in our routines in life. The process of becoming smart, especially the popular choice in transportation, proves this. The automotive world has been going through a period where IoT technology and autonomous vehicles have been talked about frequently in recent years. So much so that research shows that vehicles are getting smarter, but they also bring many cyber threats. In fact, it is predicted that the automotive industry may lose 505 billion dollars to cyber attacks in a few years. Stating that 85% of cyber attacks on smart vehicles last year were remote and 40% targeted back-end servers, WatchGuard Turkey and Greece Country Manager Yusuf Evmez warns smart vehicle owners against the threat of hacking in-vehicle systems with software updates or technological changes. .

Hackers continue to target smart tools intensely. According to the latest research by Upstream, the intensity of cyber attacks targeting smart vehicles increased by 2018% between 2021 and 225. Yusuf Evmez, who evaluated the report, states that the most important attack categories are data privacy breach (38%), car theft (27%) and control systems (20%), while the biggest threat in smart vehicles dominated by IoT and 5G technologies is software updates or new innovations. It also points out that there may be hardware additions. In particular, it draws attention that hackers see all updates as an opportunity, and by evaluating security vulnerabilities that may occur during updates, hackers damage systems by blocking commands such as camera, in-car entertainment systems, starting and stopping the vehicle.

Hackers may have found various ways to hack cars. New technologies found and used in cars are among the most prominent crime materials. Hackers who can hack a vehicle's key fob can clone a key fob's signal to steal a car. In addition, they can use their GPS location to locate and remotely unlock, start and drive vehicles. According to Yusuf Evmez, who stated that as a result of the technological attacks, the applications in the vehicles became inoperable, the systems were damaged and even dragged the users to financial losses, reaching the extent of replacing the parts, according to Yusuf Evmez, the users should perform the vehicle updates in the presence of an expert.

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