According to the RedLock-based cyber security company, last month Tesla’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) account was seized by hackers and used for crypto money mining. Hackers hijacking the account have access to sensitive data such as the company’s telemetry.
Hackers have discovered access to Tesla’s vulnerable information from an open-source Kubernetes console powered by Google to optimize cloud applications. This allowed open hackers to easily access Tesla’s cloud environment.
Necessary measures were taken after RedLock security company immediately informed Tesla of the unauthorized entry. Stating that they have developed a “bug reward” program with the aim of encouraging such research, Tesla said the effect was limited to engineering test tools used only internally, and that no customer information or data on vehicle security were in danger.
The RedLock company released a report on Tuesday saying that using Tesla’s cloud account for crypto money mining is more valuable than taking Tesla’s confidential vehicle or customer information. In the report; At least 58 percent of large organizations using cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have a public cloud account open, and these public accounts can be used by hackers to infiltrate the main account.
In an interview with Gizmodo; The recent rise of crypto money has led computer hackers to target account powers instead of targeting large corporations ‘data, RedLock CTO Gaurav Kumar said that institutions’ public cloud accounts have entered the easy target list of hackers for not having the necessary security infrastructure.Tags: account cloud crypto mining money tesla