Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Nevada Factory Was Target Of Cyberattack
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India, Aug. 28 -- Elon Musk, CEO of Electric car maker Tesla, Inc., confirmed reports that concluded Tesla as the un-named U.S. company in an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) about a thwarted cyberattack.
Musk tweeted, "this was a serious attack". The tweet was in reply to an article on Tesla's news website Teslarati that confirmed the company was the target.
According to the DoJ, a group led by Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a 27-year old Russian citizen, is accused of conspiring to breach the computer network of an a unidentified U.S. company and introduce a malware that will enable them to exfiltrate data from the company's network. They would then threaten to disclose the data online unless the company paid the c...
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