Criminals arrested for stealing vehicles by hacking keyless technology

Europol and Eurojust, in cooperation with French, Spanish, and Latvian authorities, identified a car theft ring that used fraudulent software to steal cars. Evidence shows that the criminals targeted keyless vehicles from two French manufacturers and used a fraudulent tool – replacing the original software of the vehicles – to open the doors and start the vehicles. There were 31 arrests, among which were software developers, resellers, and car thieves.