Tesla’s Website, Twitter And Elon Musk Got h4x0r3d! Free Cars For Everyone!

APR 25 2015 BY JAY COLE 11

Tesla's Twitter Under Attack This Weekend

Tesla’s Twitter Under Attack This Weekend

It appears that Tesla and its CEO are having some issues with their Twitter account and website.

Late Saturday afternoon, the company’s Twitter account was hacked/compromised.  The first clue being that we find it unlikely they were giving away free Tesla Model S sedans.

But by 5:38 pm (Eastern) Tesla had reclaimed control (sorry if you missed out on the free cars), only to find that the CEO’s Twitter account went down for the count!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Twitter Account Was Also Not Immune (@elonmusk)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter Account Was Also Not Immune (@elonmusk)

A More Serious Issue For Tesla On Saturday Was The Hacking Of Their Corporate Website

A More Serious Issue For Tesla On Saturday Was The Hacking Of Their Corporate Website

Now apparently on their toes in the PR department (or at least at Twitter), order was quickly restored to Mr. Musk’s personal account.

Unfortunately, the Tesla Motors website was not so lucky, and took a greater beating.  After not working properly a good bulk of the afternoon (which made for a tough launch of the company’s CPO/used Model S services), and then having its pages redirected (likely through a DNS attack) to…well, wherever.

One thing is for sure, no one has been able to purchase a Tesla Model S online this evening.  And that isn’t good news.

Update (10:24 pm Eastern): After about 3 hours in the tank, Tesla has just restored their website (or at least their DNS) and everything appears to be back to normal

Hat tip to Andrew S!

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11 Comments on "Tesla’s Website, Twitter And Elon Musk Got h4x0r3d! Free Cars For Everyone!"

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Maybe it is broken due to overuse. (rim shot)

All the tweets seem to be deleted and back in Tesla/Twitters hands now.

I told Elon not to use “foolcells” as his Twitter password.

as of 7:17 pm EST many of the pages are still broken. try to order a pre owned car. AJAX error?? Try ordering a new Tesla.. page goes blank or gives server error. Looks like the hackers really made a mess of the site and someone is going to be working late..

Black Hats need life in prison without parole, without access to anything electrical– including lights. Imposed Amish Austerity for the lot of them, I say…

autonomous kamikaze drones

Lol