In recent news, it has been reported that a gang of British car thieves was caught using a device disguised as a Nintendo Game Boy console toy to hack car security.
The Supposed Toy That Hacks Car Security Costs Around $27,000
This device appeared like any other Nintendo Game Boy console but cost around $27,000. This is because the supposed toy allows the car thieves to hack car security and start the car engine with ease, allowing them to drive off with a stolen vehicle almost effortlessly.
The British Car Thieves Stole Around 5 Cars in their Neighborhood
As per BBC News Dylan Armer, the British car thieves, Christopher Bowes, and Thomas Poulson were stealing cars around their neighborhood. They stole five Mitsubishi Outlanders by utilizing the Game Boy-looking toy to hack car security systems. They were caught while trying to steal their 5th Mitsubishi Outlander from a street in Scholes.
The British car thieves were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to the crime. When the police officer prevented the men from stealing the car, he found the Game Boy knock-off device in a secret section of their car. They further found a video where Paulson demonstrated how swiftly and easily their new gadget lets them hack car security systems and steal cars.
Furthermore, the police officer stated that the video was accompanied by a commentary in mocking tones by the British car thieves. These devices turned out to be auto keys traded by a Bulgarian tech company, SOS Auto Keys. These gadgets can record data from cars and utilize it to conceal themselves as an approved remote to manage its entry and ignition and hack car security systems. These devices are marketed as the “most advanced locksmith tool”.
The video below shows how it works:
Source: Pro Pakistani