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Tesla cloud account hacked to mine cryptocurrency

February 21, 2018

Via: The Hill

An unidentified outside hacker infiltrated Tesla’s Amazon cloud account and used its systems to quietly mine for cryptocurrencies, a cybersecurity firm announced Tuesday.

The hack also potentially exposed the electric car company’s data.

Researchers for RedLock found that Tesla’s credentials on an IT administrative console were not password protected. They made the discovery while trying to track down which organizations had left their Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials openly exposed on the internet last month.

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