Monday, August 29, 2016

Hacking the Automotive Industry
Wapack Labs open source collection exposed current concerns with the potential of active hacking into the autonomous vehicle industry.  Due to the fact that automobiles have up to 100 ECUs and more than 100 million lines of code, the Automotive-ISAC, and numerous tech researchers, are issuing cyber awareness regarding this industry’s production future; one which is shared by this lab.  Recently, as a vulnerability demonstration, two white hat hackers gained control of the vehicle's steering and directed it off the road.  We are providing this information for your situational awareness and proposal for future research.

Publication date:                          26 August 2016

Handling requirements:                Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:            Autonomous vehicle industry

Actor Type:                                   Tier III or higher

Potential Targets:                         USA / International

Past Reporting:                             DOC-1771, DOC-1652

For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or

About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.