Tesla reportedly caught an worker participating in “malicious sabotage” at its Fremont manufacturing facility, in response to an inside e mail to workers.

Al Prescott, Tesla’s vp of authorized and performing common counsel, wrote in an e mail to Fremont manufacturing facility workers obtained by Bloomberg:

“Two weeks in the past, our IT and InfoSec groups decided than [sic] an worker had maliciously sabotaged part of the Manufacturing unit. Their fast actions prevented additional injury and manufacturing was working easily once more a couple of hours later.

He didn’t elaborate on what kind the “sabotage try” took, however he mentioned that the worker was terminated.

Bloomberg reported:

“The worker, who was not named, allegedly sought to “cowl up his tracks,” blame a co-worker and destroy an organization pc, the e-mail mentioned. “In the end, after being proven the irrefutable proof, the worker confessed. Consequently, we terminated employment.”

Prescott added within the e mail to workers:

“We place large belief in our workers and worth everybody’s contribution. Nonetheless, regardless of the private motivations of the attacker have been, these are crimes, violations of our code of conduct, and are unfair to different workers,”

The information comes after we realized earlier this 12 months that Tesla and the FBI prevented a $1 million ransomware hack at Gigafactory Nevada.

In that case, a Tesla worker was truly important in stopping the sabotage to happen.

Electrek’s Take

I’d prefer to know what that is about.

Within the case in Nevada earlier this 12 months, it clearly was a ransomware try.

Was it the identical factor in Fremont? Somebody obtained tempted by the $1 million provide or is it one thing else completely?

We all know that Tesla has beforehand stretched the term “sabotage” with workers doing issues they shouldn’t do earlier than.

If it’s critical just like the try in Nevada in August, the worker is not going to simply be fired, however there may also be expenses towards the particular person — in contrast to the case towards Martin Tripp that Tesla additionally known as sabotage.

We should wait and see I suppose. When you’ve got extra details about it, please be happy to attain out through [email protected], through Wickr: Fredev, or by my social media: Twitter and Instagram.

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