It is 2017, and gaining unauthorized access to systems is getting easier and easier. Seems a Biker Gang gained access to a key database for Jeep vehicles. Using this database they were able to look up VIN’s for 150 Jeep Wranglers in San Diego county, duplicate their keys, and make off with the vehicles which wound up in Mexico.
“Authorities said the thieves exploited a design feature of the Jeep Wrangler, gained access to a proprietary database that contains codes used to create duplicate keys for each car and then used a high-tech computer to get away with the cars.”
The gang were proficent enough that they were able create the duplicate keys on the spot as they were stealing the vehicle.