Apple Wireless Beacons Help Steal Cars

Auto-hijackers in Canada have started using Apple's AirTags This is reported by the Cult of Mac edition.

Journalists refer to the report of the police department of the Canadian city of Aurora. It says that AirTag wireless beacons have begun to be used during car theft. Police representatives said that the hijackers attach devices to the car and track its movement to the garage, and then hijack it.

Related materials 00:02 – 26 May Safety factor. Apple has released an iPad with a computer processor. Why does he need such power? 00:02 – March 18 More expensive than moneyTypically, attackers use AirTag to steal expensive cars that they pay attention to on city streets. Criminals install Apple beacons under the fuel filler flap, under the bottom of the car, or on the towbar. The hijackers then turn on the iPhone and use the tracking function to find out the location of the victim. After that, the criminals come to the car enthusiast's home and steal his car.

The police said that so far this kind of theft is rare, but is rapidly gaining popularity. According to the department, over the past two months, law enforcement officers have become aware of five cases of theft using wireless trackers.

Journalists noted that AirTag has anti-surveillance protection. If the owner of the beacon throws it to the victim, then when moving, the gadget will make a sound, attracting attention to itself. If the user has an iPhone, the device will send a notification that someone else may see their movements.

Apple introduced the AirTag in April. The gadget can be put in a bag or hung on the keys to find these things in case of loss. The cost of an accessory in Russia is 2990 rubles.