OREANDA-NEWS. The object of the attack, which was allegedly prepared by Russian citizen Yegor Kryuchkov, was the Tesla plant in Nevada State (USA). This was confirmed by the founder and CEO of the company, Elon Musk.

Kryuchkov was arrested in the United States on August 22. According to the Department of Justice, the 27-year-old Russian offered 1 million dollars to an employee of a company from Nevada in order to inject malicious software into its computer network. Last week, Kryuchkov was contacted by officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), after which he tried to leave the United States. After that, he was detained.

Musk reacted to the article on the portal Teslarati, stating that the company that was not named by the Department of Justice is Tesla’s plant in Nevada. Its employee refused money and turned to the FBI, the publication says. “Much appreciated. This was a serious attack,” Musk wrote on his page in Twitter.