Canadian military issues tender for pick-up truck hacker


In 2015, the Canadian Department of National Defence issued a procurement request for a contractor who could find "vulnerabilities and security measures" in a 2015 pick-up truck whose model and make were not specified and "develop and demonstrate exploits" for the military. The contractor was to find as many exploits as possible by analysing every part of the truck, demonstrate that the hacks could actually hurt someone or enable an attacker to gather information, and deliver explicit source code. The basis of the work was existing software the tender called "CANSpy", which was developed at the Defence Research and Development Canada facility in Valcartier, Quebec. The budget for the project was CAD$825,000, and was expected to last until March 2019.

Writer: Jordan Pearson
Publication: Motherboard

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