Take, for example, a string of 150 Jeep Wrangler vehicle thefts in San Diego County, allegedly committed by members of The Hooligans bikers club over the course of three years. According to the investigation, members of The Hooligans would drive around, searching for visible VIN numbers on local Jeep Wranglers. From there, they hacked the Wrangler computer system using a handheld key programmer, allowing them to program a chip for the duplicate key. Members of The Hooligans Biker Gang Allegedly Steal 150 Jeep Wrangler VehiclesAccording to reports, the bikers exploited a flaw in the model’s computer system to steal $4.5 million worth of Wranglers over the course of three yearsWith each passing year, vehicles become increasingly advanced. The thieves then used a duplicate key to get inside.
Motorcycle Gang Hackers Arrested After Stealing Over 150 Jeep Wranglers
Since 2014, the gang would cross into southern California to scout the location of Jeep Wranglers. Members of a motorcycle gang from Tijuana, Mexico have been arrested by the FBI after stealing more than 150 Jeep Wranglers by exploiting all those modern security measures that are supposed to make it harder to steal cars. Police released the video above to show how the gang could steal a Jeep Wrangler in under two minutes. The FBI claims the gang was able to gain access to a confidential database of replacement key codes for Jeep Wranglers, which is why they stole that model exclusively. The second code allowed the thief to reprogram the vehicle to accept the new key, and it would start right up.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Enlarge PhotoCareful planning and plotting allowed nine members of the Tijuana-based Hooligans motorcycle gang to get away with stealing 150 Jeep Wranglers in San Diego County since 2014. Not only have 150 Jeeps been stolen, but the gang members also stole dozens of motorcycles over the past three years as well. But, after years of investigating, the gang members have finally been caught. The feds caught a break when one owner reported her Wrangler stolen in September of 2014. A gang member would obtain the VIN for a particular Jeep Wrangler then get a “secret codes” to create a duplicate key for the SUV.
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