Sapulpa Daily Herald (OK), John Brock, August 6, 2013
Car thieves going high tech
Coming soon to a garage or parking lot near here, a crook will carry in hand an unknown electronic device. The criminal will use the mysterious black box not only to open your vehicle, he may just drive off in it too. It is already happening in California, and so far the police are stymied as to where the new thievery machine comes from or how it works.
Digital Trends, Stephen Edelstein, August 3, 2013
Can your car be hacked? From brakes to GPS, a look at what's vulnerable
The idea of a hacker taking control of a car and endangering its occupants sounds like the ultimate dark side of the ongoing digitization that has made cars more efficient, safer and more connected to our lives than ever before.
Bloomberg News, Kathleen Chaykowski, June 26, 2013
U.S. Car Thefts Have First Increase Since 2003
U.S. auto thefts probably rose in 2012 after eight straight years of declines as criminals took advantage of California’s budget cuts and reduced police forces, an insurance-industry group said. Thefts rose 1.3 percent last year from 715,373 in 2011, according to preliminary data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Forbes, Jim Gorzelany, June 26, 2013
Cities With The Most (And Least) Stolen Cars
You might want to seriously consider having a car alarm installed if you live in California, where eight cities make the annual “Hot List” of metropolitan areas having the highest vehicle theft rates, as compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Des Plaines, Ill.
DC Military, Chris Basham, June 21, 2013
Keep Your Vehicle Safe
School’s out, the weather is finally cooperating more than usual and it’s officially clear: summer is here. Unfortunately, summer is not only about relaxation in the sun or splashing in the pool. Summer is also the high season for vehicle theft, and for personal property theft from inside vehicles.
CBS News, Bill Whitaker, June 19, 2013
Customs officers get high-tech to prevent car theft
Luxury vehicles are a big target for car thieves. Bill Whitaker reports on how law enforcement is using technology to target the international theft ring that specializes in smuggling luxury cars.