Hackers Try to Steal Baidu’s Driverless Car Secrets

Tom Mackenzie reports:

Baidu Inc. has revealed that a gang of “hackers-for-hire” tried to steal its driverless car technology, prompting it to bulk up its cybersecurity team.

The Beijing-based company’s head of cybersecurity, Ma Jie, said it was unclear who was behind the gang. “It’s very difficult to know who employs them to do that, but we know someone tried to hire someone in the underground market to steal from us,” Ma said, without giving further details.

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