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Confidential data stolen from Tesla after staff failed to secure cloud server

According to researchers at cloud security firm RedLock Ltd., hackers infiltrated Tesla’s Kubernetes software console after the company failed to secure it with a password. Within one of the Kubernetes pods, a group of software containers deployed on the same host, sat the access credentials to Telsa’s Amazon Web Service Inc. account. The hackers then stole confidential data, including vehicle telemetry, from an AWS S3 storage instance. It’s not clear from the report whether any of the data included personal identifying information relating to Tesla customers but the hackers were able to steal confidential data from the company.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Silicon Angle

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