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Musk confirms Tesla thwarted 'serious' cyber attack

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the electric carmaker was targeted by a "serious" cyber attack.

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) arrested Russian citizen Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov for "conspiracy to recruit an employee of a company to introduce malicious software into the company’s computer network."

The Teslarati website later reported that Tesla was the unnamed company the DoJ was referring to and added a Tesla employee turned down an offer of $1 million to participate in the attempt to hack the company's corporate and network data. The Nevada factory employee then reported Kriuchkov to the FBI, helping the bureau to prevent the attack.

Breaking the News / NP