ICYMI: Ashley Madison and Hacked Jeeps

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Ashley Madison, infamous online dating website targeting married folks, was breached endangering the details of 37 million users. A Jeep Cherokee was hacked via the infotainment system, prompting the recall of 1.4 million vehicles.

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A hacking collective that goes by the name ‘Impact Team’ breached Ashley Madison’s website and allegedly stole the personal data of 37 million users.

They then demanded the immediate closure of Ashley Madison and sister site Established Men, also owned by Avid Life Media Inc.

The prime suspect or suspects appear to have had some degree of inside access. Read more here.

A vulnerability in the infotainment of a Jeep Cherokee was exploited by two IT researchers in order to take control of various systems, including the breaks and engine.

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller were able to demonstrate how they could kill the engine, turn on the radio and control the in-car climate control completely wirelessly.

A patch has been released and users are urged to update asap and keep an eye out for future updates. Read more here.

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