Lime scooters have been hacked to shout lewd issues at folks • GEEKSPIN


A mysterious Australian hacker (or group) has pressured Lime to drag at the least eight of its e-scooters from service after they have been hacked to belt out offensive messages, together with a few of a sexual nature.

“Okay, should you’re going to journey my ass then please pull my hair, okay?,” shouts one scooter, whereas one other goes with “Don’t take me round, as a result of I don’t prefer to be riden.” Movies with messages like these and others start popping up on social media earlier than Lime took motion.

In a press release to reporters, Lime aired its frustration, calling the hack “disappointing”. The corporate says the “inappropriate and offensive speech” isn’t “humorous” or “sensible”, however downplayed the seriousness, likening it to “altering a ringtone.”

Whereas this explicit hack didn’t trigger anybody bodily hazard, safety researchers have confirmed that related e-scooters are prone assaults that may management the throttle or breaks by way of Bluetooth.


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