Elon Musk may be able to send a Tesla Inc. vehicle into space, but apparently his staff can’t secure data online so easily. A shocking report released this morning details the theft of data from the electric car company, blaming it on gross staff incompetency.
According to researchers at cloud security firm RedLock Ltd., hackers infiltrated Tesla’s Kubernotes 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.
We estimate that malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016.
Cybersecurity experts like to say that in an act of war or retaliation, the first moves will be made in cyberspace. A cyber adversary can utilize numerous attack vectors simultaneously. The backdoors that were previously established may be used to concurrently attack the compromised firms for the purpose of simultaneous business destruction.