01/07/2012

High-tech cars increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Although instances of car hacking have been extremely rare, the threat has gotten the attention of automakers

By Steve Johnson
Spokesman Review

SPOKANE, Wash. — Imagine this nightmarish possibility: Al-Qaida terrorists cause thousands of motorists racing down a freeway during the morning commute to suddenly lose their brakes, leading to massive chaos, death and destruction. Implausible? Maybe not, some experts warn.

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