Friday, 09 April 2021 21:02

Fear of Connected Cars' Cyber Vulnerabilities Growing

Written by Steve Hallo, PropertyCasualty360

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Nearly 40% of U.S. motorists are somewhat or very concerned about cybersecurity and safety of connected and autonomous vehicles, according to a survey from Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a Munich Re division.

Additionally, 35% said they feared a virus, hacking incident or other cyberattacks could damage or destroy a vehicle’s data, software or operating systems.


Among respondents, 11% drove electric vehicles. Of those drivers, half said they worried charging stations could be a point-of-entry for a cyberattack, the cyber insurance and services provider reported.


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