Tesla Model 3 Rental Car Stolen Using Phone Key App
Trevls owner John Marino said that he believes this theft took a “next-level” of information to pull off. The first suspect that came to mind for the company after the EV was stolen was a regular customer. The 21-year-old thief had rented cars from Trevls frequently and had gone so far as to brag about how much he knew about the car and its security.
The police investigating the theft have stated that they think the man was somehow able to manipulate the Tesla app and start the car, he went so far as to turn off GPS before leaving town. A computer forensics expert named Mark Lanterman has commented on how he believes the thief was able to get past Tesla’s security measures. According to Lanterman, he believes that the thief simply took the VIN of the car and had Tesla add it to his account. ..Read More..