Risks from hackers include:
– Locking e-scooters preventing them from working
– Collecting personal information from clients
– Creating fake GPS signals to send riders to undesired locations.
The biggest vulnerability comes from the communication between the client’s smartphone and the e-scooter software. The channel is a low energy Bluetooth channel. It therefore makes it easy for a hacker to eavesdrop on the wireless channel and collect data.
Tools such as Ubertooth and WireShark can facilitate the hacker’s activity. Any and all IoT devicea are a cybersecurity risk.
If you are not protecting your business, you are running out of time. Your luck will eventually run out.