The media revealed the post of a suspect in the sabotage of a Tesla employee

The media revealed the post of a suspect in the sabotage of a Tesla employee

June 21, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla sued his former technologist Martin Tripp. He is accused of illegally transferring information about the company to third parties

Tesla sued his former employee, who is accused of illegally collecting and disseminating confidential commercial information. Earlier, Elon Musk called the actions of an employee of an American company – sabotage. This is reported by the publication Bloomberg, which received the disposal of judicial documents. In the lawsuit, according to their information, the name of the attacker is also mentioned – Martin Tripp. Before his dismissal, he worked as a technologist at Tesla.

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It is alleged that the American was able to write a special computer program that could hack the Tesla operating system, and steal data. The company itself believes that with the help of this code, dozens of confidential photos and videos in technical information were transferred to third parties. As a result, Tesla suffered significant damage.

In addition, the man was accused of providing false information to the media. For example, not so long ago he claimed, then the electric cars Model 3 were used by faulty batteries. In Tesla they assure that this information is a lie.

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.”