Beyond Car Hacking: The Cyber Threat Landscape for Automotive Companies

Automobile manufacturers and retailers face an onslaught of cyber threats that target corporate networks, disrupt operations, and steal sensitive data and intellectual property. While car software hacking generates more headlines, car brands can suffer much greater losses at the hands of threat actors who levy cyberattacks against their internal systems and people.

This report breaks down several of the most common and most prominent types of cyber threats that impact automobile manufacturers and retailers, including:

  • Ransomware that infiltrates corporate networks and disrupts operations

  • Compromised customer and employee data used in fraud and extortion scams

  • Compromised or stolen intellectual property and competitive intelligence

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