Tesla’s Nevada factory was target of ‘serious’ cyber attack – Security

Tesla’s factory in Nevada was a focus on of a “severe” cyber protection attack, with Elon Musk confirming a media report that claimed an staff of the enterprise served the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) thwart the attack.

News site Teslarati said that the electric powered carmaker was the unnamed enterprise in a statement issued by the US Department of Justice on Tuesday about a Russian national’s arrest, in connection with a prepared attack on an unidentified enterprise.

“This was a severe attack,” Musk said in a tweet, in reaction to the Teslarati post.

The Justice Department said that Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, a Russian national, was arrested and billed with conspiracy to intentionally trigger injury to a guarded computer system by attempting to recruit an staff to introduce a malware into a technique.

The malware was aimed at extracting knowledge from the community and then to threaten the enterprise for ransom dollars, the statement said.

According to the Justice Department, Kriuchkov had promised the staff an incentive of US$1 million on introducing the malware into the technique.

But the staff alerted the FBI, who had been prosperous in thwarting the attack, a criticism submitted by the FBI’s Las Vegas Discipline Office environment confirmed.