As you may recall, the official Tesla Motors Twitter account – as well as the automaker’s media-relations email, and CEO Elon Musk’s personal Twitter – were hacked on Saturday, April 25th, leading (as far as we can tell) to no substantial damage, but likely plenty of perplexed Tesla fans.
Well, according to a recent post by Autoblog, the Tesla Motors Twitter and email hacking antics have allegedly been traced back to a Finnish teenager. No name is given in the Autoblog story, so we’ll just call him Hacky McPimpleface.
Mr. McPimpleface, writes the automotive news outlet, has a history of such nuisance behavior, but any repercussions are likely to be limited since the act was carried out overseas. After obtaining access to the Tesla Motors Twitter account, Hacky McPimpleface Tweeted in regards to a supposed “Model S giveaway,” sharing the phone numbers of several people belonging to a family living in the Chicago area.
For the most part, damages resulting from the Tesla Motors Twitter hack seem limited to the disappointment and confusion of those who called the Tweeted phone numbers, only to find that there was no Model S giveaway. Thankfully, the Tweets were removed within an hour of their posting.