Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tesla Sues Ex-Employee For Hacking And Theft

Can we all just agree that calling this guy a "hacker" is like saying a kid with a paper airplane is a fighter pilot. Thief? Yes. Hacker? No.

Tesla’s lawsuit names Martin Tripp, a former process technician at the company’s Gigafactory in Nevada, as the defendant. Tesla claims that Tripp “unlawfully hacked the company’s confidential and trade secret information and transferred that information to third parties.” To do so, Tripp placed “hacking software” in the computers of three individual employees to routinely export confidential data, the company says.