High Tech Jeep Hacking Thieves Get Caught By Old-School Snooping

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Two hackers who used their computer expertise to steal 30 Jeeps in six months are finally behind bars.

The duo, who were identified as Michael Arcee and Jesse Zelay, were caught stealing a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited on security video in April. The two hooked up the Jeep to a laptop and used it to start the engine. They then hacked into Fiat Chrysler's DealerCONNECT software to force the vehicle to accept a generic key after entering the Vehicle Identification Number. 

The video lead to the identification of duo by Houston Police who then followed them around and put them under surveillance. The duo was finally arrested earlier this month, after the cops caught them red-handed trying to steal another vehicle.

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Story first published: Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:56 [IST]
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