Hey criminals, need a getaway car? It turns out there's an app for that... Car share tool halts ops amid shock crime wave

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/17/2019 | Staff
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The maker of a car-hire smartphone app has temporarily halted its service in Chicago after dozens of its vehicles were stolen.

The software biz, Car 2 Go, confirmed on Wednesday it is working with the cops after some of its cars went missing and, in some cases, were used in connection with other crimes.

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The Car 2 Go service lets customers set up an account through their payment cards and, via a mobile app, rent by the hour Smart cars and Mercedes Benz's that are scattered throughout the US city. At least, it did before a recent rash of thefts and crimes broke out.

According to telly journo Brad Edwards, a dozen people have been cuffed in connection with the crime spree.

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Parent company Share Now has objected to news reporters' use of the term "hacked" in this case, noting to The Register that no corporate or customer data was snatched, and that its app was not compromised nor subverted. This...
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