#Elon #Musk has accused a #Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage’ including making ‘direct code changes’ to the company’s manufacturing system under #false #usernames and passing highly #sensitive #data to unknown third parties’.
In a company-wide #email sent a few minutes before midnight on Sunday, and obtained by #CNBC, Musk wrote that the so-far-unnamed employee has #admitted to his acts, and that he said he had carried out this #sabotage as a form of #payback after being passed over for a position.
However, the #Tesla and #SpaceX boss added the #saboteur may #not have been working #alone: ‘As you know, there are a long list of organizations that want Tesla to die’ before urging his employees to be ‘extremely vigilant’.
'The full extent of his actions are not yet clear, but what he has admitted to so far is pretty bad. His stated motivation is that he wanted a promotion that he did not receive. In light of these actions, not promoting him was definitely the right move,' wrote Musk in the email obtained by CNBC. 'However, there may be considerably more to this situation than meets the eye, so the investigation will continue in depth this week. We need to figure out if he was acting alone or with others at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations…#espionage #sabotage #cyberpunk #real #Tesla #Space-X #CorporateEspionage