Relay car theft - UK drivers at risk from having car hacked

According to figures from TRACKER, 96 per cent of motorists it surveyed are at risk of having their car stolen by criminals using a relay car attack. 

In 2016, 66 per cent of TRACKER’s stolen vehicle recovery customer thefts were committed by way of a 'relay attack’, confirming how prevalent this crime is becoming in the UK. 

Relay car hacks is when criminals use a pair of radio transmitters to intercept the signal from a keyless entry car fob to trick the car into thinking the thief has the keys.

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