And hackers continue to have their bit of fun. In yet another attack on a major technology brand, a group of hackers by the name of “AutismSquad”, took temporary control over Tesla’s website and Elon Musk’s Twitter account (via The Verge), though both the account and website are now back to normal.
Post hacking the Tesla website, the hacker group responsible for the attack posted the following, outrageously edited collage as website’s landing page :
As for tesla’s Twitter account, the account name was changed to #RIPPRGANG. The hackers posted a phone number saying those who called it could get a free car, though the user whose phone number got leaked repeatedly denied of any links to this hack. The rest of the tweets were mostly shoutouts to random accounts.
Few moments post the attack, Elon musk’s account too got hacked, though access for regained after 15 minutes or so.
While Tesla’s website hack is obviously a security leak on Tesla’s part, the hacking of Twitter accounts continues to highlight major security flaw in Microblogging website’s security infrastructure. It isn’t the first time that the account of a popular figure was overtaken by a group of jokesters. In fact, Twitter employees themselves have seen their accounts getting hacked, thus creating a big mockery of Twitter’s security infra.