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    A team of ethical hackers competing in the Pwn2Own 2023 hacking conference held in Vancouver last week won a Tesla Model 3 and $350,000 after successfully exploiting the infotainment system of the car.

    The security researchers, which collectively go by the team name Synacktiv, were given 10 minutes to hack the isolated infotainment system of the Tesla. The screen was set up on a bench and within four minutes of the countdown starting, the team was able able to gain full access to the car’s critical systems, effectively compromising the vehicle fully…


    According to the Zero Day Initiative, the attack was so sophisticated that it actually earned Synacktive the first-ever “Tier 2” award. This meant that along with its initial $100,000 in winnings for the attack, the team also banked a $250,000 bonus plus various other smaller payouts…

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