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May 19, 2017
A hacker who tried to access Tesla’s computers pleaded guilty this week to a charge of “conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer.”

A court filing shows that Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov will serve between four and 10 months in jail with three years of supervised release. He will also be ordered to pay $14,824.88 in restitution.

The filing outlines Kriuchkov’s efforts to pay a Tesla employee $1 million if they could successfully access Tesla’s computers to collect information that could be used to collect a ransom. The Tesla employee turned to the FBI, who coordinated an operation to record Kriuchkov revealing his intentions. 

Kruichko, who initially pleaded not guilty, was scheduled to go to trial last year. His sentencing is scheduled for May 10.

The investigation was led by the FBI Las Vegas Field Office with the assistance of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office, the FBI Sacramento Field Office, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada...

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Nov 8, 2019
I think kudos goes to the swift and impeccably moral and honest response of the employee who would not be bribed. I hope he got a performance bonus.😄
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