Electric car maker Tesla’s cloud service was hacked to mine cryptocurrencies worth more than $1 billion dollars, according to news reports.
RedLock, a cloud security intelligence firm, revealed that Tesla’s Amazon Web Services software container Kubernetes was hacked easily — because it did not even have a password!
RedLock exposed a hack of other firms last October for Bitcoin mining worth more than $200 million. After the rise in Bitcoin valuation at the end of 2017, that would also be worth more than $1 billion dollars now.
Neither of those companies, Aviva and Gemalta, had their sites password protected at the time of the hacks. Tesla didn’t seem to learn from those mistakes.