March 10, 2021 at 10:31PM

■□□□□ Threat actors prevented the Williams Formula 1 team from giving fans a first look at their car’s latest version via an ‘augmented reality’ app. In the wake of the malicious intrusion, Williams canceled their plan to launch its FW43B and claimed that the app was “hacked prior to launch”. 

‘Williams’ were planning to reveal their challenger for the 2021 season via an augmented reality app, an experience wherein virtual content is projected into the real world. They were forced to do so because of the ongoing pandemic and the need to involve the fans as much as possible in order to make up for the lack of physical participation caused by the Covid-19 crisis.