Elon Musk sues ex-Tesla employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files

He "brazenly stole thousands of trade computer scripts that took Tesla years to develop" and transferred them to his personal Dropbox account, as per Musk's company.

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A software engineer has been sued by the Elon Musk-owned automobiles company, Tesla, for allegedly stealing 26,000 confidential files.

Alex Khatilov, a former employee of the company, had allegedly stolen tens of thousands of confidential files from Tesla within three days of joining the company.He “brazenly stole thousands of trade computer scripts that took Tesla years to develop” and transferred them to his personal Dropbox account, as per Musk’s company.

However, Khatilov has denied these accusations and has claimed he was only transferring “a couple of personal administrative documents”. The company’s security team claims he was trying to delete the evidence.Khatilov said he was trying to make a backup of his folder on his computer and ended up copying the software files by mistake.Tesla, on the other hand, is not believing their former employee’s defense. The company said the stolen files represent “200 man-years of work” and are “a roadmap to copy Tesla’s innovation”, making these documents extremely important for the company and their competitors.

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