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Disgruntled ex-employee remotely disables 100 cars

hansamurai (907719) writes | more than 4 years ago

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hansamurai writes "Over one hundred cars equipped with a Webtech Plus blackbox were remotely disabled when a former employee of dealership Texas Auto Center got hold of his employer's database of users. Webtech Plus is repossession software that allows the dealership to disable a car's ignition or trigger the horn to honk when a payment is due. Owners had to remove the battery to stop the incessant honking. After the dealership began fielding an unusually high number of calls from upset car owners, they changed the passwords to the Webtech Plus software and then traced the IP address used to access the client to its former employee."
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I swear, officer, it's the car honking on its own! (1)

taoye (1456551) | more than 4 years ago | (#31516704)

So if I drive around town while my horn is honking, and I get pulled over by the police and ticketed for needless honking, can I sue?
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