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SpaceX and Tesla documents leaked online by hackers

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An American manufacturer which works with SpaceX and Tesla is being extorted by cyber criminals who are leaking documents relating to these companies.

The cyber crime group known as DoppelPaymer has already leaked non-disclosure agreements signed between Visser Precision and the Elon Musk-led companies SpaceX and Tesla.Although it is not known how the group managed to hack into Visser’s computer network, it is believed that they stole the data and then encrypted the firm’s computers in order to extort a ransom from the company.

A spokesperson for Visser Precision confirmed to Sky News that the company was “the recent target of a criminal cyber security incident, including access to or theft of data” and said its investigation of the attack was continuing, while businesses was “operating normally”.

Reported by Sky News

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