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By Clare O’Gara
Mon | Nov 25, 2019 | 5:30 AM PST

According to a recent FBI report, the U.S. autotomotive industry is about to become a bigger target for hackers and cybercriminals.

We know that every industry has been the target of malicious cyber actors.

For the auto makers, years of attacks have resulted in ransomware infections, data breaches, and unauthorized access.

Now, however, a new FBI alert warns of a growing threat.

CNN covered details from the report:

"The automotive industry likely will face a wide range of cyber threats and malicious activity in the near future as the vast amount of data collected by Internet-connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles become a highly valued target for nation-state and financially motivated actors," the FBI added.

The FBI did not identify which specific cyber actors have targeted the US automotive industry, or whether any are state-supported.