Remember 'wardriving'? It's back!

Years ago, everybody was freaked out about the threat from wardriving -- unscrupulous mobile hackers who find and penetrate Wi-Fi networks from a car.

But now it's back.

A federal grand jury in Seattle has indicted an alleged ring of wardriving professionals, who are accused of tricking out a Mercedes with special antennas, then driving around business districts hunting for business secrets to steal.

The alleged crooks allegedly copied credit card numbers and payroll information via Wi-Fi, which they leveraged to steal $750,000 worth of cash and computers. Allegedly.

The car was a black 1988 Mercedes souped up with network tools and specialized antennas. I want one.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/attacks/231602047
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