Automated cars are vulnerable to Cyber Attacks


A study carried out by Trend Micro has revealed that there are multiple possibilities for the automated cars to be targeted by Cyber Attacks. Researchers from the security firm revealed that those into manufacturing of connected cars have to focus more on keeping their automatives safe from the prying eyes of the threat actors.

Trend Micro says that most of the Intelligent Transportation systems (ITS) of connected cars could be susceptible to DdoS attacks launched by state funded actors. And that too with no deep technical knowledge about the internet driven cars.

However, good news is that currently they are limited opportunities for them to explore, and if those manufacturing the units act wisely, then these possibilities can be shut down with minor hiccups. But there is a fair amount of chance for the threat actors to evolve with time in this scenario.

According to a survey conducted by Trend Micro in 2019, an estimate of 125 million passenger cars is said to be shipped between 2021-2023 and with time the vehicles will go full autonomous.

So, this is said to create a ray of opportunities for cyber criminals to sabotage the world of automated cars putting the entire industry to a higher risk of threats.

Therefore, OEMs are being requested to come up with a security framework in the system of connected cars that meets all standards related to end-to-end data supply chain..

Note- Hope, the framework must be able to create an effective alert, containment and mitigation processes.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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