Cybersecurity software firm RedLock has recently confirmed that an exploit on the Kubernetes console rendered Tesla’s cloud environment to fall victim to a malware attack. The firm also claimed that they had discovered this vulnerability several months ago and did give the electric vehicle maker the proper heads up on it.
RedLock explained that public cloud environments, such as the one by Tesla, are naturally vulnerable to these types of mining hacks. Said CTO Gauray Kumar, “Organizations’ public cloud environments are ideal targets due to the lack of effective cloud thread defense programs. In the past few months alone, we have uncovered a number of cryptojacking incidents including the one affecting Tesla.”