Elon Musk's Social Security Number Leaked in Tesla Breach

  • 9 months ago
Tesla faced a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 75,000 people, including employees' details, customer complaints, and even Elon Musk's social security number. The breach was first reported by the German publication Handelsblatt in May. The leak included a trove of confidential data, spanning from 2015 to 2022, encompassing over 23,000 files and 100 gigabytes of information. The investigation revealed that two former employees were responsible for the data leak, sharing it with the media and violating Tesla's IT security and data protection policies. Legal action has since been taken against the individuals involved, with the seized devices and court orders preventing further unauthorized use or dissemination of the data. The media outlet that received the leaked data has stated that it has no intention of publishing personal information and is legally prohibited from using it inappropriately.