Tesla’s Website And Twitter Accounts Have Now Been Restored After Being Hacked Over The Weekend
Tesla Motors, Inc. was targeted by miscreants over the weekend, who hacked its website and Twitter account. According to sources, the recent incident is a continuation of trivial expeditions of the rival hackers against one another.
The hackers were able to hijack the Twitter account of Tesla chief Elon Musk as well. These hackers claimed affiliation with a group called “RIPPRGANG” while the website hackers said they belonged to infamous Lizard Squad hacking crew.
Online identities like @chf060 and @rootworx were being used to offer free Tesla cars as a reward of following certain accounts and phoning certain numbers.
One victim of the miscreants was an individual being referenced as @rootworx, who clarified that not only he wasn’t part of the prank but he was suffering as his home phone number was being distributed to demand free Tesla.
Now Tesla has regained control over its website and Twitter accounts. Also, the company has purged all the nonsensical tweets added by hackers.
This is not the first occasion when a high-profile account has been compromised. It’s just a new addition in the group where many other companies are present whose accounts have fallen at sometime. Just a week ago, Taylor Swift’s account was hijacked.
DNS/domain direction is a serious issue for big companies. The tactic can be used to spread malware. Fortunately, no such incident has been reported in the case of Tesla.
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Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.