Elon Musk confirms Tesla Nevada facility targeted by cyberattack

# 19:55
28 August 2020

Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed speculations that Tesla Inc's factory in Nevada was the target of a potential cyberattack, APA reports citing Sputnik.

It has been reported that Tesla was the unnamed company mentioned in a report by the US Department of Justice that said the FBI had managed to thwart a cybersecurity attack.

Turning to Twitter, Musk commented on the article, saying that "This was a serious attack".

Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer by trying to recruit an employee to introduce malware into a system.

The alleged perpetrator had promised the employee a $1 million pay-off after the malware was installed.

The employee, however, turned to the FBI, who managed to thwart the attack.