//Tesla points to ‘insider wrongdoing’ as cause of massive employee data leak

Tesla points to ‘insider wrongdoing’ as cause of massive employee data leak

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Tesla has determined that two of its former workers are responsible for a massive data leak that includes personally identifiable information on over 75,000 employees, TechCrunch reports. According to a filing with the state of Maine’s attorney general office, Tesla’s data privacy officer, Steven Elentukh, reported the breach as “insider wrongdoing,” leaking employee information including social security numbers.

The Maine filing includes a template letter by Elentukh written to send to affected employees in the state. It confirms that Handelsblatt, the German media outlet recipient of 100GB of Tesla’s data, had notified Tesla on May 10th that it had received confidential information.

“The investigation revealed that two former Tesla…

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