Elon Musk Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Employee Over Hacking Charges

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Martin Tripp, who worked at Tesla, has been accused of performing hacks on the company’s servers, stealing information and selling it to third parties.

He worked at the company’s Gigafactory in Nevada and is accused of transferring GBs of data to unknown parties.

How Did He Hack Into The Systems?

Tesla claims that Martin used the computers of three existing employees to hack and extract data. He did that by planting hacking software into the computers of the three individuals, according to the company.

The company in the lawsuit has asked for permission to inspect Tripp’s computers, messages and USB devices in order to find all the information that he has leaked already.

The law suit claimed that Tripp had “hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties.”

Company’s CEO sent an email to the employees informing them of the hack but the email did not name Tripp by name.

What Does The Accused Say?

Upon talking to media, Martin denied any involvement in such an incident, however, Tesla states that he had already accepted that he was involved and that he is lying to media.

Moreover, he is accused to have also leaked information regarding the company using punctured battery cells in vehicles. Many also consider him a whistleblower for revealing the true value of scrap that Tesla was using.

The Bottomline  

Besides accusing and filing a lawsuit against Tripp, Musk also pointed fingers at The Wall Street sellers and its competitors.

The story is being investigated and the complete truth will soon come to surface.

 

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