Strategy, Vulnerability management

Qihoo team cracks Tesla’s Model S car, reportedly earns $10K

July 21, 2014

Tesla Motors has said it would investigate and resolve any vulnerabilities discovered in a hacking competition sponsored by the SyScan +360 conference, which offered a $10,000 prize for successfully hacking the automaker's Model S car, according to a Tuesday Bloomberg report

According to Autoevolution, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. has claimed the prize. 

The company had previously announced that it could remotely control the car's locks, horn, headlights and skylight, even while the car is in motion, according to Bloomberg.

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk had pledged that the company, which is not affiliated with the Beijing conference or the competition, would immediately act to resolve legitimate vulnerabilities uncovered through the contest. Musk had said last month Tesla would make its “open source” patents available to others free of charge to encourage the expansion and acceptance of electric cars.

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