A 19-year-old hacker claims he was able to remotely open the doors and windows of more than 25 Tesla vehicles across 13 countries, as well as turn on their radios, flash their headlights and even start their engines and begin “keyless driving.”
While Colombo originally claimed to have “full remote control” of the Teslas in a Monday tweet, he later clarified that he was never able to take over cars to “remotely control steering or acceleration and braking.”
“Yes, I potentially could unlock the doors and start driving the affected Tesla’s,” he tweeted. “No I can not intervene with someone driving (other than starting music at max volume or flashing lights) and I also can not drive these Tesla’s remotely.”
On Tuesday, Colombo tweeted that his hack was “not a vulnerability in Tesla’s infrastructure” but rather “it’s the owners faults.” On Monday, he had tweeted that “There seems to be no way to find the owners and report it to them.”
On Tuesday, Colombo said that he was contacted by officials at Tesla who are investigating the matter.
Colombo’s Twitter thread went viral, racking up more than 6,600 reactions, 1,300 shares, and nearly 300 responses.
According to his LinkedIn page, Colombo specializes in cybersecurity. He claims that he “wrote my first piece of code at the age of 10” and that his company’s goal is to “help every business to get protected from the ever-evolving and dangerous threat actors in the cyber space.”
Last fall, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pledged that he would work with regulators on ensuring that electric car drivers’ personal data is protected from the threat of hackers.
With the rapid growth of autonomous driving technologies, data security of vehicles is drawing more public concerns than ever before,” he told an electric vehicle conference in China via remote hookup.
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