More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.The headline reads Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely. Anyone want to bet that he just logged into the web portal using the same password that he'd used when he was still an employee? And that the web portal gave him a nice menu of recently purchased cars, so that all he had to do was point and click?
Police with Austin’s High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership’s four Austin-area lots.
He's not a hacker. He's not even a script kiddie. He's a click kiddie.
Passwords. Change 'em when someone leaves, people.