Car rental companies, including Airbnb, have been hacked by hackers, and a new one is looking to take their place.
Last week, car leasing company Bizom, Inc., announced that it would be shutting down its online car rental services in order to focus on the car business.
The move was announced on its blog, and the company has since confirmed that it will be shuttering all online services within two weeks.
In an email to Ars, the company’s founder, David DeMarco, wrote that the shutdown would “give our customers time to prepare for the new business model.”
The car rental company said that the closure would not affect its existing services or its business in any way.
Airbnb, meanwhile, is also looking to cut its car rental business in order for it to focus solely on the online market.
On Friday, the startup announced that its car booking service would be shut down after all, but the move has not stopped it from continuing to offer other services.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Airbnb is closing its car-rental service after being hacked by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has leaked the private keys of more than 100 million Apple iPhones and iPads.
The hackers used a “malicious tool” to gain access to Apple’s network, according to the Times.
Airbnb says it was not the only car rental firm that was hacked and that it is “deeply concerned about the impact this hack will have on our members, our customers, and our business.”
The company said it would work with law enforcement authorities to “secure all of our networks, including those used by the Shadowbrokers.”
“Our team of experts are working closely with law-enforcement agencies, to protect our customers and ensure our users’ data is safe,” the company said.
“We are actively working to address this incident.”
Airbnb also said it will shut down its own car rental service in order “to focus on our car business.”