Tokyo — Tesla Motors Inc., whose Model S sedan is the target of a hacking contest in Beijing that began Wednesday, said it will investigate and rectify any vulnerabilities discovered as a result of the competition.
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. has found ways to remotely control the Tesla car's locks, horn, headlights and skylight while the car is in motion, the Beijing-based Internet security company said in a posting on its Sina Weibo account. Wu Jing, a director of investor relations for the company, said its information technology department conducted the experiment, without elaborating.
"While Tesla is not associated with the conference and is not a sponsor of the competition, we support the idea of providing an environment in which responsible security researchers can help identify potential vulnerabilities," Palo Alto, California-based Tesla said in an email. "We hope that the security researchers will act responsibly and in good faith."