Safety and security features can be exploited by hackers to steal information, extort money or even control vehicles, motoring experts have warned.
Modern cars are being fitted with internet connections and wireless networks to allow for music streaming, internet searches and news updates.
Through these, hackers can access and control a vehicle’s systems, including steering, braking and acceleration, according to experts.
Edmund King, president of the AA, told The Times: “You’re getting cars that are connected to the internet 24 hours a day. If cybercriminals targeted automobiles like they’re targeting other things we’d be in for a hard and fast ride.
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