Do we need to worry about our electric cars being hacked?

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A young security expert says he’s managed to hack into the systems of over 20 Tesla vehicles.

19 y/o IT Security Specialist & Hacker David Colombo although he’s managed to gain access to the cars, there seems to be know way to get in contact with the owners and alert them.

Taking to Twitter to explain his findings, he says the vehicles are across 13 countries

Opening doors and windows, disabling security features, starting the vehicle, and even seeing if the driver is present are among some of the things the IT specialist has gained access to.

In case you’re wondering, David’s intentions are not malicious. In face he’s trying to get in touch with the owners to warn them, before someone else takes advantage.