Disgruntled employee disables 100 cars via internet

Tom Webster



A disgruntled former employee of a Texas car dealership used the internet to fire the ultimate parting shot when he remotely disabled 100 cars after he was fired from his position at the Texas Auto Centre.

The Auto Centre where Omar Ramos-Lopez was employed installed ignition interrupters to cars that it sold to customers with low credit scores or a poor buying history. They were then used to disable the car should the owner default on payments.

Ramos-Lopez reportedly used his former colleagues' log-in details to access the system, where he changed the names of the cars to Tupac Shakur, set off alarms and eventually disabled them completely.