The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, said that Russian Yegor Kryuchkov was allegedly going to carry out a cyberattack on his enterprise for the production of electric vehicles in Nevada.
The US Department of Justice previously announced the arrest of 27-year-old Russian citizen Yegor Kryuchkov, accused of conspiring to commit cybercrime. As noted, he and his accomplices allegedly tried to bribe an employee of a certain enterprise in Nevada to install malicious software into a computer system. Then the accomplices were going to extort money from the company.
The Teslarati portal posted a material stating that the company unnamed by the Ministry of Justice is the Tesla plant. The intentions of the hackers were thwarted by a company employee who contacted the FBI.
“Much obliged. It was a serious attack, “Musk said on Twitter about the post.