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.”
A Chicago Police Department representative said the department did not yet have information to share on the matter.
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.
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