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Tesla attack started with a single phone call

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 29, 2015.

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    Last weekend, Tesla Motors had their website and Twitter accounts hijacked by individuals looking to play a joke.

    They used their access to deface the company's website and spam a computer repair shop in Illinois, posting their number along with a promise of a free Tesla to callers. The "free car" promotion was posted to the hijacked @TeslaMotors account and the account used by Elon Musk, the company CEO.

    While the incident generated plenty of attention, it wasn't complex. According to a statement from Tesla, the problems started with a phone call to AT&T. Someone posing as a Tesla employee convinced an AT&T customer support representative to forward calls to a non-Tesla number.

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