Alert! Tesla Cloud Was Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency: Time for Musk Coin?

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Hacking of powerful organization clouds is the main danger of the current state of information.

This time, hackers stole Tesla computer resources in order to mine crypto, Redlock reports. See how they’ve done it on Nexter.org.

Tesla cloud in danger

Tesla account in the Amazon cloud service was hacked by unknown intruders. They did not steal anything but adjusted the cloud for the cryptocurrency mining.

Redlock discovered the fact of hacking Tesla back in January. They searched for the owner of the Amazon Web Services account, which published data for using the cloud in the public domain. It turned out that the leak was from Tesla.

Hackers gained access to Tesla through the Kubernetes, which is designed to optimize cloud applications. It was not password-protected, and the company data was stored there.

Having access to the profile, hackers could take any cloud information, including especially sensitive data.

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Source: roccanews.com

Fortunately, RedLock immediately contacted Tesla, which quickly fixed the situation: customers’ data was not affected.

“We maintain a bug bounty program to encourage this type of research, and we addressed this vulnerability within hours of learning about it,” the Tesla spokesperson said.

“The impact seems to be limited to internally-used engineering test cars only, and our initial investigation found no indication that customer privacy or vehicle safety or security was compromised in any way.”

Mining more valuable than info

According to RedLock, the mining was more valuable for hackers than any data stored in the cloud Tesla.

They used a non-standard Internet port, and their IP-addresses were hidden while using the Cloudflare service.

“The recent rise of cryptocurrencies is making it far more lucrative for cybercriminals to steal organizations’ compute power rather than their data,” RedLock CTO Gaurav Kumar stated.

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