Earlier this year, the car manufacturers BMW and Hyundai were the target of a cyber attack, reports the German news site Bayerische Rundfunk. The hackers managed to invade the computer systems.
According to Bayerische Rundfunk sources, hackers have been under surveillance for some time. This is the group that calls itself OceanLotus, a notorious hacker group from Vietnam.
According to sources, the hackers installed the Cobalt Strike hacker tool, which allows remote viewing on a computer. It is not certain whether information has also been captured. According to an anonymous source from Bayerische Rundfunk , no information was stolen from BMW. Both BMW and Hyundai did not want to respond to questions from the platform.
Vietnam has its own car manufacturer since this year called Vinfast. IT experts in Germany do not rule out the existence of a link between the attacks and the creation of a new manufacturer, as this took place around the same period.
It is not certain whether this company is behind the attacks, because the hacker group can also carry out attacks on its own initiative. In any case, the German government notified all car manufacturers in Germany by e-mail in June of possible attacks. Perhaps the manufacturers were already aware of the attacks.