Daimler and BMW’s car-sharing service was reportedly hacked in Chicago and up to 100 luxury cars are missing or stolen

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, and BMW merged their car sharing services, formerly known as car2go and DriveNow, and in February.

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Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, and BMW merged their car sharing services, formerly known as car2go and DriveNow, and in February.
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  • The car-sharing service Share Now has been hacked in Chicago, CBS Chicago reporter Brad Edwards said on Twitter.
  • Up to 100 Mercedes-Benz and other luxury vehicles are reportedly missing or have been stolen.
  • A number of those vehicles have been involved in criminal activity, Edwards said, and over 12 people are in police custody.

  • A Share Now representative said the service has been temporarily suspended in Chicago “out of an abundance of caution.”
  • “Share Now (formerly car2go) is currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud issue,” the representative said. “No personal or confidential member information has been compromised.”
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The car-sharing service Share Now has been hacked in Chicago, CBS Chicago reporter Brad Edwards said on Twitter.

Up to 100 Mercedes-Benz and other luxury vehicles are reportedly missing or have been stolen. A number of those vehicles have been involved in criminal activity, Edwards said, and over 12 people are in police custody.

A Share Now representative said the service has been temporarily suspended in Chicago “out of an abundance of caution.”

“Share Now (formerly car2go) is currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud issue,” the representative said. “No personal or confidential member information has been compromised.”

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A Chicago Police Department representative said the department has recovered some of the vehicles involved in the incident.

“The Chicago Police Department was alerted by a car rental company that some of their vehicles may have been rented by deceptive or fraudulent means through a mobile app,” the representative said. “Due to the information provided by the company, numerous vehicles have been recovered and persons of interest are being questioned. The Chicago Police Department is working with the company to determine whether there any other vehicles whose locations cannot be accounted for.”

An investigation is underway, the representative said.

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, and BMW merged their car sharing services, formerly known as car2go and DriveNow, in February. The companies also revealed plans for a partnership that, in addition to car-sharing, will involve ride-hailing, electric-vehicle charging, and other mobility technologies and services. Combined, Daimler and BMW will invest $1.1 billion in the partnership.