Inside Job: Tesla Suffers Data Breach

August 31, 2023


Two former Tesla workers released confidential information regarding over 75,000 people to a German media outlet this past May.
The breach occurred May 10 and Tesla took immediate action to quell the breach and make sure information did not release.
The auto giant said in a statement to its customers:
“At Tesla, we take data privacy and security seriously— so we are writing to tell you about a data incident that involved your information. While we have not identified evidence of misuse of the data in a manner that may cause harm to you, we are nonetheless providing you with this notice to ensure that you are aware of what happened and the measures we have taken."

Incident Date

May 10, 2023

Estimated Cost

unknown at this time


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified