Here’s one of many reasons why I like Classic Cars: I control it, not someone else! There have been too many cases of supposedly “safe” computer-reliant cars mysteriously losing control. These modern cars are too easily hacked. MH
A Hobart man deliberately downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-girlfriend’s car and allowed him to track her movements, a court has heard.
The 38-year-old pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court in Hobart to stalking his ex-girlfriend last year.
The two had dated for six months.
The court heard the mechanic had made a “concerted attempt” to monitor his ex-partner’s movements both by “physical covert surveillance” and “review of data”.
It was also revealed he had helped his victim to buy a Land Rover and as a consequence had access to the vehicle’s VIN, which allowed him to set up the app.
Unbeknownst to the victim, the app sent him live information about her movements to his email account and enabled him to remotely control the car.
He also bought spyware and paid a monthly fee to monitor her phone location.