Tesla sued over leak to business newspaper

Tesla sued over leak to business newspaper

Tesla Motors Inc. faces a proposed class action over an apparent data breach the automaker said was caused when two employees sent information to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, reports Kelsey McCroskey of ClassAction.org.

McCroskey reports, “The 38-page lawsuit says that after German media outlet Handelsblatt informed the electric vehicle maker on May 10 that it had obtained private records relating to Tesla employees, a subsequent investigation revealed that two former Tesla workers had removed certain sensitive data stored in the company’s network and shared it with the foreign business newspaper.

“According to the Maine Attorney General’s office, the information of more than 75,000 people was compromised in the Tesla data breach. Fox Business reports that Tesla immediately took legal action against the two former employees allegedly responsible for leaking the sensitive information to Handelsblatt.”

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