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Tesla’s Amazon Cloud Account hit by Crypto-mining Hackers

Tesla's Amazon Cloud Account hit by Crypto-mining Hackers

An unidentified hacker or hackers hijacked Tesla’s Amazon Cloud account that had no password.

Tesla, an automotive manufacturing company, technically advanced, got hit by hacker or hackers. It states that the Cryptocurrency is no safer in today’s world.

While most crypto jacking incidents tend to involve PCs or mobile devices, cryptojackers are seemingly set on expanding their horizons.

The hack was discovered by RedLock, a cybersecurity firm. According to RedLock research, hackers exposed Amazon S3 bucket that held telemetry, mapping, and vehicle servicing data for Tesla. RedLock added that Tesla is not alone in being the victim of cryptojacking. RedLock estimates that 58% of businesses that use public cloud services are exposed.

RedLock reports that once the attackers gained access to Tesla’s cloud servers, they began running a cryptocurrency mining protocol called Stratum to mine for valuable digital currency that they could pocket and profit off of.

Tesla said in a report that they maintained a bug bounty program to encourage those types of research and they addressed that vulnerability within hours of learning about it. The impact of cryptojacking had affected internally used engineering test cars only, no impact on customer privacy or vehicle safety had got hampered.