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Tesla Sues Employee Alleged To Have Stolen Gigabytes of Data

An nameless reader quotes a document from Ars Technica: On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its Gigafactory in Nevada, accusing him of stealing industry secrets and techniques. The lawsuit seems to be what CEO Elon Musk was once referring to recently when he stated that manufacturing of the Model three have been sabotaged. Musk stated that there are “more” alleged saboteurs.

According to the civil complaint that was once filed in federal court docket in Nevada, Tesla accused Martin Tripp, who started running in Sparks as a “process technician” in October 2017, of exporting corporate information: “Tesla has only begun to understand the full scope of Tripp’s illegal activity, but he has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla’s manufacturing operating system (“MOS”) and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities. This includes dozens of confidential photographs and a video of Tesla’s manufacturing systems.”

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