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Security expert: Here’s how driverless cars could be hacked

David Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec (trustedsec.com) and Binary Defense Systems, is a white hat hacker and cybersecurity consultant to major corporations, manufacturers, financials and governments. Prior to the private sector, David worked for the US Marine Corps and was deployed twice to Iraq for intelligence related missions. The auto industry is rapidly moving toward a future of driverless cars. One of the main arguments in favor…

Covington Police bust nationwide luxury car theft ring

By Jaclyn Schultz, FOX 5 News Posted May 19 2019 10:41PM EDT Video Posted May 19 2019 11:14PM EDT Updated May 20 2019 06:53AM EDT COVINGTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Covington Police said they arrested two men who are part of a nationwide luxury car theft ring, targeting dealerships and rental car agencies for high-end rides.  Officers said their $150,000 undercover bust on Friday morning helped save two luxury vehicles…

  • May 20, 2019

Only two per cent of car theft cases reach court

London has seen the biggest drop in suspects being charged with vehicle theft and joyriding of any part of England and Wales in recent years, new figures reveal, writes Tommy Lumby. The RAC says that across the country thefts are increasing but fewer suspects are being identified, describing it as “the worst possible combination”. Home Office data for 2018 shows 625 out of 31,144 thefts of a motor vehicle resulted in someone being…

IBC aids major vehicle theft investigation

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has been assisting the Ottawa Police with investigations into auto theft in the region. The inquiries have led to recoveries of the stolen vehicles, as well as charges for the suspected individuals involved. Between May 2018 and August 2018, there have been approximately 50 motor vehicle thefts in Ottawa. The estimated total value of these thefts is $2.5 million. Since the thefts began, about $650,000 worth…

3 solutions to electronic car theft, a continuing threat to high-end Toronto automobiles

After a nice dinner in Yorkville mid-April, Danny Goulis and his wife drove back to their North Toronto home and parked their white 2017 Lexus.  Unable to sleep around 2 a.m., Goulis walked down to their living room, glancing out the window to see their car still parked outside.  An hour later, heading back up to bed, "I look out the window, there's no car," Goulis said. In an email, Toronto Police said they believe…

Ghana develops Vehicle Standards and Certification Programme which will address secuity and cloning issues

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has taken the lead role towards the establishment of a National Vehicle Homologation Programme for the Ghanaian automotive industry. It is also finalising Ghana’s Automotive Standards, in line with international vehicle standards with consideration for conditions in Ghana. To fulfil the task, the GSA has put together a 43-member national Multi-stakeholder technical committee on automobile standards to…

Moped gang jailed for total of 67 years as police say scooter crime has halved since their capture

One of Britain’s most professional moped gangs has been jailed as police say that the scooter crime wave has halved since the 12 men were removed from the streets. The gang, who between them have committed 400 offences, were sentenced for a series of high-profile raids including a "shocking" attempted robbery where they threatened to snatch a three-year-old from his mother. Clad in black with their faces hidden by motorbike helmets, the…

Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs

Tractors stolen in Scotland are being used by criminals as international currency, according to leading rural insurer NFU Mutual. Farmers have been warned to ramp up security as demand for agricultural vehicles and machinery is increasing from criminal gangs across the world. Robbie Wallace from NFU Mutual said: “Through NFU Mutual’s work to combat agri-vehicle crime, we know that tractors, telehandlers and quads are currently in…

Massive police action against car theft gang – here’s how they operated

A crime with more than 500 victims robbed of tens of thousands of euros, which led to what has been described as the largest police operation in Belgium in the last 20 years. This week some 1,200 police in locations in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia swooped on an organised gang suspected of running a fraud ring to trick car owners out of their vehicles. French police also searched seven premises just over the border   The gang is thought…

Regina police outline new strategy to tackle city’s auto theft problem

The Regina Police Service (RPS) is looking for more help from community partners to tackle the city’s rampant auto theft problem, as part of a revamped strategy announced Wednesday. Part of the solution may be an Offender Management Unit that RPS Chief Evan Bray hopes will come to fruition in the next year or two, bringing community partners together to address the complex needs and challenges of offenders. “No longer are we seeing…