Tesla sues ex-employee over alleged ‘brazen’ theft of confidential code

Tesla is suing a former member of staff for allegedly stealing confidential information and attempting to cover his tracks in the aftermath.

The lawsuit, filed in the US Northern District of California Court, names Alex Khatilov as the alleged perpetrator, a Quality Assurance software engineer.

According to Tesla’s complaint, only three days after being hired on December 28, 2020, Khatilov “brazenly stole” thousands of files from the automaker’s WARP Drive backend system, as reported by CNBC.

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Source: ZDNet