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Hackers target cryptocurrency via Tesla’s public cloud: don’t mine our business – mind your own business!

Hackers target cryptocurrency via Tesla’s public cloud: don’t mine our business – mind your own business!

By Cameron Abbott and Samantha Tyrrell

Not even Tesla is immune to digital security breaches according to a recent report published by RedLock. The cloud security firm discovered that intruders were able to access and exploit Tesla’s public cloud system to mine cryptocurrencies, a scheme – which due to its surge in popularity – is now better known as cryptojacking. A recent string of similar incidents has demonstrated that hackers are shifting their focus away from siphoning data to siphoning cloud resources instead.

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