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Becoming Genesis—the 2018 G80 Sport

Hyundai's upmarket brand is starting to find its feet.

Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

Korean government gives the electronics giant permission to test on public roads.

Hyundai app security blunder allowed crooks to ‘steal victims’ cars’

Remote locate, unlock, and start vehicles – using a fixed encryption key... ouch Hyundai has patched its Blue Link smartphone app to stop it blabbing private info that could, it is claimed, be used to break into and steal people's cars.…

Hyundai Blue Link Vulnerability Allows Remote Start of Cars

Car maker Hyundai patched a vulnerability in its Blue Link software, which could potentially allow attackers to remotely unlock a vehicle and start it.

Hyundai Mobile App Patched for Car Hacking Vulnerabilities

Security firm Rapid7 discloses flaws in Hyundai Motor America's Blue Link mobile app that could have potentially enabled a hacker to attack a vehicle.

Hyundai Patches Leaky Blue Link Mobile App

Hyundai Motor America patched its Blue Link mobile app after researchers found a cleartext encryption key that could be use to expose user and vehicle information.

Hydrogen fuel cell SUV is our first look at Genesis’ new...

Designer Luc Donckerwolke got to start with a clean sheet of paper.

Head of Samsung faces arrest in presidential corruption scandal

Neilson Barnard / Getty Imagesreader comments 12 Share this story Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung Group and acting head of the company, could soon be facing formal corruption charges.
South Korean prosecutors are currently seeking the arrest of the Samsung heir, accusing him of bribery, embezzlement, and perjury.

The warrant must first be approved by a court, which will convene Wednesday. The accusation sucks Samsung into the ongoing corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea, where impeachment hearings for President Park Geun-hye have already started. Lee is accused of paying bribes to a nonprofit connected to the South Korean president in exchange for approval of a merger of two Samsung Group affiliates—Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T—in 2015. Once merged, the two companies became one of the largest investors in Samsung Electronics, solidifying the Lee family's control over the crown jewel of the Samsung empire.

The prosecutor's office estimated that the total size of the alleged bribes was ₩43 billion ($36 million). The possible arrest of Lee comes at a time when Samsung is still sorting through the Note 7 recall debacle, and it could interrupt Lee Jae-yong's massive ongoing reorganization of Samsung Group. Samsung executives are no strangers to legal trouble. Lee Kun-hee, Lee Jae-yong's father and the chairman of Samsung Group, was convicted of bribery in 1996 and of tax evasion and breach of trust in 2009.
In both cases he was never arrested or served jail time, and his criminal record was later erased through presidential pardons. Lee Kun-hee resigned from Samsung in 2008 after a slush-fund scandal but returned to the company in 2010.

A 2014 heart attack sidelined Kun-hee and allowed his son to become acting head of Samsung Group, but Kun-hee is expected to hold on to the title of "Chairman" until his death. Last week Lee was the subject of a 22-hour-long interrogation at the prosecutor’s office, and the heads of LG and Hyundai have been questioned as well.
Samsung represents around 23 percent of South Korea's GDP, and while a spokesman for the special prosecutor’s office said they considered what effect the arrest could have on South Korea's economy, “it is more important to seek justice.”

Samsung Group offices raided by Korean prosecutors

Samsung HQ in Gangnam, Seoul.amftkrm / flickr reader comments 8 Share this story South Korean prosecutors raided the headquarters of Samsung Group today, as well as the nation's largest pension fund.

The moves are seen as part of a broadening investigation into influence-peddling that involves South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The Wall Street Journal described the raid as a "daylong sweep" of Samsung's headquarters in the Gangnam area of Seoul. They also raided South Korea's National Pension Service. With $460 billion in assets, NPS is the world's third-largest pension fund and is a major shareholder in many South Korean companies. NPS cast a vote in favor of a merger of two Samsung affiliates, Samsung C&T Corp and Cheil Industries, last year. WSJ says it wasn't clear if today's raids were connected to that vote; Reuters, citing the Yonhap news agency, says there was a connection. Park and her confidante, Choi Soon-Sil, are both being investigated over allegations that they used the president's influence to extort money from the nation's biggest companies, including Samsung, Hyundai, and LG. Prosecutors have formally accused Park of aiding in the scheme.

Choi and another presidential aide were indicted on Sunday. Park was elected to a term in office that ends in February 2018.
She has refused to resign but has apologized for her actions, "saying she only sought to benefit the economy and not herself, but acknowledges carelessness in her ties with Choi," according to Reuters.
She's the first South Korean president to face a criminal investigation while in office. Samsung, NPS, and Korean prosecutors all confirmed the raid happened but did not provide further details. It has been a difficult year for Samsung, which had to recall 2.8 million washing machines as well as 2.5 million Galaxy Note phones and then stop production of the model because of its tendency to explode.

Popular UK mobile tech firm 51Degrees hacked

Private data said to be safe. British mobile device detection company 51Degrees used by the likes of Unilever, T-Mobile, IBM, and Microsoft, has been hacked. The Reading-based company sells device detection allowing customers such as Hyundai, Deloitte, and Heineken to identify quickly a web site visitor's device. Founder James Rosewell says in a letter to customers that the site was popped for 20 minutes on May 8th. "It has come to our attention that the website was the victim of a cyber attack between 5:21am and 5:40am (GMT) on Sunday 8th May 2016. "We do not believe any personal information including payment information, email addresses, and contact names has been compromised. "To prevent a recurrence of the attack, we have closed the exploit used by the attacker." Rosewell did not specify the type of exploit used, nor the areas the attacker access. He says unspecified "additional security measures" have been implemented to harden the site. It has contacted the UK Cyber Crime Action Fraud unit and handed over relevant information. Little else is known about the attack and there appears to be no activity on social media or across the web regarding the hack. ® Sponsored: Rise of the machines

Driving with voice-activated infotainment is really distracting, studies say

Test subjects also rear-ended two cars trying to use Siri behind the wheel.