Hackers hijack Tesla’s cloud

Tesla has revealed that its cloud computing platform has been hacked.

Redlock, the firm that found the breach, said the attack took place to mine cryptocurrency (crypto-jacking).

Tesla said it addressed the hack in a matter of hours, and that no data had been stolen.

A Tesla spokeswoman commented: “Our initial investigation found no indication that customer privacy or vehicle safety or security was compromised in any way”.

Despite this, Redlock noted that Tesla’s log-in credentials are on a system that isn’t password-protected.

Written by Leah Alger