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