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Hacker Steal Mercedes Car Without Touching And Without Using Key

Hacker Steal Mercedes Car Without Touching And Without Key

A surveillance video shared by West Midlands Police, United Kingdom shows car hacking thieves stole a Mercedes within a few seconds without keys and even without touching the vehicle with the using relay box. A relay box is an electrically operated switch which works in such a way that other than metal it can detect and receive signals through doors, windows, and walls.

In the video that was recorded by the victim’s CCTV, it can be seen that two men are standing outside a house carrying two relay boxes. One man carrying the device is standing nearby the house’s main door or a window trying to catch signals from the car’s key inside the house while the second one is catching those signal with the second device in order to unlock the car without the key.

The incident took place on September 24th, 2017 however at the time of publishing this article the stolen vehicle couldn’t be located. According to Mark Silvester of West Midlands Police, car owners should use a Thatcham-approved steering lock [PDF] to cover the entire steering wheel.

This is not the first time that an expensive keyless car was stolen in such a manner. In April this year, a £60,000 BMW X5 was stolen by two thieves apparently by using relay boxes hidden inside a bag. 

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