Elon Musk accused the employee of Tesla of sabotageJune 19, 2018
Top-manager said that to obtain the necessary information the attacker was able to crack the production management system of the company
The head of Tesla Elon Musk announced the disclosure of a large-scale “sabotage”, which was engaged by one of the company’s employees. The top manager explained that this employee illegally collected and distributed confidential commercial information. The corresponding letter Elon Musk sent to all his subordinates. His copy was at the disposal of CNBC.
Top-manager said that to obtain the necessary information the attacker was able to crack the production management system of the company. As a result, Tesla suffered significant damage. The employee, accused of sabotage, is still unknown. At the same time, it is possible that this employee could have accomplices.
“It’s still difficult to assess the scale of his actions, but what he has already confessed sounds pretty bad,” – Musk said in a letter.
In April, shares of American company Tesla collapsed by 5.1% during trading on the New York Stock Exchange. According to analysts, this led to a number of negative events that occurred to the automaker over the recent period.
Tesla, a company focused on the production of electric vehicles, was founded in 2003. Since 2008, he sells the Tesla Roadster. In 2012, the company introduced the Model S sedan. The manufacturer’s headquarters are in Palo Alto, California.
In February of this year, Tesla Motors decided to change its name to Tesla Inc. At this step, the American company went to remind of its plans to go beyond selling only electric cars and create a real “energy empire.”