The first person to hack a Tesla Model 3 is the target of a hacking competition held in Canada. One team wins, wins the prize… and the car!
The Pwn2Own competition is an annual event held as part of the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada, and is said to be a gathering place for the world’s best hackers and computer security researchers. Each participating team is assigned a similar list of equipment and software and the first to spot the breach wins a prize, in this case a car.
The “victim” that this year’s participants fought over was therefore the Tesla Model 3 (and not the Model S in the photo of the tweet below), a sign that connectivity is essential in modern cars. But with these new capabilities come unprecedented impacts, as demonstrated by a winning team called Synactive.