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Bikers had stolen 150 Jeeps with hacked keys

Three years ago and $4.5 million worth of vehicles later, only some of them have been caught till the date.

According to our research sources we got the information about the Members of a one of motorcycle club have spent the last few years stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers in and around the San Diego, California, area. But it’s only just this week that federal and state authorities have shed light on the particularly high-tech methods the bikers used to thieve all those cars.



The thefts date back to 2014, and each one involved a multiple-step process. First, the bikers would scout for the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of Jeeps they wanted to steal. Then, they turned to a database maintained by the manufacturer.


It’s unclear how they gained access to the database of the system, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, which mentions that a dealership in Cabo San Lucas “appears to be involved.” However they got it, though, it’s that access that made the thefts possible. Armed with a car’s VIN number, the thieves were able match both the pattern of the physical key as well as a code used to access (and program) the chip inside the key that talks to the car’s computer.

Image & information Source : theverge.com


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