Charging stations for EV could be a target for hackers, according to a recent report Automotive news report.
According to the report, software vulnerabilities could leave charging stations open to hacking. One example of the report took place earlier this year on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. According to Fr. BBC News report.
According to the report, one of the most obvious targets for hackers could be fleets that they could potentially shut down in violation of nightly fees for delivery vehicles.
Blink Level 2 charging station in the Firestone service center
Yoa Levy, CEO of cybersecurity firm Upstream Security, said in an interview with Automotive news that hackers hold chargers for ransom, turning them off and then reactivating them as soon as the money goes from hand to hand.
We should warn that it seems that most of the sources cited in this article are cybersecurity business figures such as Levy, who may benefit from anxiety about hacking EV chargers.
The cybersecurity industry has been sounding the alarm for some time. In 2018, the cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said that connected home chargers could potentially cause vulnerabilities in connected homeowners. And 2021 TechCrunch The report highlights claims by other security companies about vulnerabilities in home charging equipment.
Charging a Porsche Taycan
Since 2014 it has been expanding beyond payment Tesla has challenged hackers find vulnerabilities in car software. A group of Chinese white hackers really found vulnerabilities in 2016.
Two years later, a thief from Minnesota figured out how to do it ride on Tesla not with actual software hacking, but vulnerability with smartphones and PINs.