News > Elon Musk confirms Tesla factory was target of thwarted cyberattack

Elon Musk confirms Tesla factory was target of thwarted cyberattack

News India | 28/08/2020 12:08 PM | Click to read full article

Elon Musk called an attempted cyberattack against Tesla “serious,” confirming the company was the target of a foiled ransomware attempt at its massive factory near Reno, Nevada.

The Justice Department released a complaint Thursday that described a thwarted malware attack against an unnamed company in Sparks, Nevada. Tesla has a factory in Sparks that makes battery cells, packs, and electric motors. While Tesla was not named, several blogs reported that the company was the target.