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Thursday, April 18, 2019

16 people arrested for allegedly stealing Car2Go’s luxury cars

Chicago police have arrested more than a dozen people for ripping off luxury cars from the rental app Car2Go. CBS Chicago reporter Brad Edwards tweeted the news this afternoon, stating that as many as 100 cars were missing after a “hack” — although Car2Go says the problem was just an instance of fraud, not a security breach. We still don’t know how the cars were stolen, but the problem is supposedly limited to Chicago, and local police say they’re working “across several districts” to recover the wayward vehicles.

Car2Go was founded by German car manufacturer Daimler, and members can use an app to rent a super-compact Smart car or a Mercedes-Benz. Based on Edwards’ reporting, thieves apparently targeted the latter cars. Edwards also...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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