Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tesla confirmed claims of crypto-currency hack

Tesla has confirmed that its cloud computing platform has been compromised by hackers.

RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency - an attack known as crypto-jacking.

Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability "within hours" and that no customer data had been stolen.

A spokeswoman added that the effects of the hack seemed to be limited to internally used engineering test cars.

"Our initial investigation found no indication that customer privacy or vehicle safety or security was compromised in any way," she said.
RedLock said that Tesla's log-in credentials were stored on a system that was not password-protected.

BBC     News.

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