A Tesla S have been reportedly hacked by security firm in Bejing. According to Bloomberg News, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. was able remotely control the Tesla’s locks, horn, headlights and moon roof while the car was moving.
Tesla is once again in the media spotlight for hacking, hiring and hassles from customers. At the Symposium on Security for Asia Network Conference in Beijing this week (July 16 and 17), hackers can win $10,000 if they can hack a Tesla S. In the meantime, Tesla is actively seeking to hire US Military veterans. Tesla already employes 300 veterans because of the technical skills learned in the armed forces and wants to recruit 600 more, while the first successful “Lemon Law” negotiation with an unsatisfied customer was completed.
The winning Tesla hacker must use the in-car touch screen to surf the internet and manipulate the vehicle’s controls remotely through a computer.