Tesla failed to appropriately protect consumer, employee, and business partner data, according to a May Handelsblatt study.

The names of current and former employees are listed in the files, according to the publication.


including Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla,'s social security number.

Additionally, it provides private phone numbers, email addresses, employee salaries, and client bank information.

Tesla has started informing customers who were impacted by the hack.

This incident is not the first occasion in recent months that the automaker has faced criticism for data breaches.

According to Reuters, Tesla employees exchanged private photographs taken by customer cars in April.

Employees allegedly shared 'invasive' pictures and videos taken by automobile cameras between 2019 and 2022.