Tesla cryptojacked by currency miners

February 22, 2018

Tesla’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud account was broken into by hackers who suckled at its computer power for cryptocurrency mining, according to security researchers at RedLock.

The researchers said on Tuesday that the hackers managed to get into the administration console for Tesla’s Kubernetes account because it wasn’t password-protected. Kubernetes is an open-source system designed by Google for optimizing cloud applications.

Once they were in, they found access credentials for Tesla’s AWS environment. They also got at an Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service) bucket that had sensitive telemetry data related to Tesla cars.

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