Published on April 27th, 2015 📆 | 3573 Views ⚑0
Lizard Squad takes down Tesla website and hijacks its Twitter accounts
Lizard Squad Hackers temporarily take control of Tesla’s website, Elon Musk’s Twitter account
After lying low for almost a month, the infamous band of hackers, Lizard Squad struck in the morning today and took control of the smart car maker Tesla’s website and Twitter account. As for Tesla, the automaker which is making one of the smartest, most interconnected production car on the market today, has fallen prey to one of the most loathed menaces online today: hackers.
The Twitter hijack of Tesla account was noticed at 5 PM ET when it tweeted that Tesla was no longer in control of the Twitter account. The subsequent tweets suggest prank from the hijackers because they posted a phone number and told Tesla Twitter followers that those who called on that number could get a free car. The hackers also change the Tesla account name was changed to #RIPPRGANG.
The hackers also managed to hack into Tesla website at www.teslamotors.com. They redirected visitors to a defaced website using DNS redirect hack.
The hackers also hacked the Elon Musk Twitter account and used it in the same way as Tesla hijack.
All the Twitter accounts and the website have been since restored to their original owners.