Tesla has disclosed that the data breach impacting over 75,000 employees was an inside job. The electric automaker said two employees copied and shared confidential data with the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
A recent airport ban seems to have prompted a Weibo post by the company offering reassurances on its data security. The post reiterated that Tesla staff cannot access customer video remotely.
Massive data leak (handed over to German business newspaper Handelsblatt) reportedly contains troves of customer payment information, employee personal information, and customer safety complaints about the automated driving functions of Tesla vehicles.
At least a dozen former Tesla employees spoke to Reuters to blow the whistle on the internal use of vehicle cameras as a way to have some fun at work. Some of the most disturbing videos were reportedly made available to the whole office.
A 19-year-old "security specialist" has found a vulnerability in third party software used by certain Tesla vehicles, which allows the remote control of certain functions such as the engine and the security system.