BMW reports a successful hacker attackDecember 10, 2019
On the eve of several global automakers were subjected to a professional planned hacker attack. It is assumed that the attackers tried to gain access to the trade secrets of companies for further sale.
BMW and several other automakers were hacked. It is believed that an international group of Ocean Lotus professionals has been operating. The backdoor was used in the attack, and the target of the attack could be commercial information.
According to data from German publications, BMW security officers have been “leading” hackers for a long time. In fact, the attackers were able to gain access to the concern’s servers back in April 2019. However, they were given access only to unimportant information, and tried to find out more about the hacker team itself.
According to preliminary information, Ocean Lotus have something to do with the Vietnamese government, and works in the field of industrial espionage. Toyota also reported a similar situation. Then hackers managed to gain access to confidential information of more than 3.1 million customers of the company. In the case of BMW, there was obviously an attempt to steal technology in favor of the “native” VinFast brand.
The situation is even more interesting if you recall that VinFast is already working with BMW and is releasing its models based on outdated platforms of the German company. Moreover, it will be interesting to look at the further development of the situation and relations between companies.
The situation is similar to how the Chinese partners behaved – industrial espionage, copying design and dumping in the home market.
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