Tesla sues ex-engineer for stealing supercomputer tech secrets


San Francisco, May 8 (SocialNews.XYZ) Tesla, led by Elon Musk, has sued a former engineer for allegedly stealing “confidential and well-kept” secrets related to supercomputer technology.

The Verge reported, citing court documents, that the electric car maker sued Alexander Yatskov for downloading confidential information onto his personal devices which he refused to hand over.

Yatskov violated company policies by “removing confidential Tesla information from work devices and accounts, accessing it on his own personal devices, and creating Tesla documents containing confidential Project Dojo details on a personal computer” .

Tesla said it also discovered that Yatskov was sending emails containing classified information from his personal email address to his work email address.

Tesla sued Yatskov for compensatory and exemplary damages, seeking a court order for Yatskov to turn over the classified information.

Last year, the electric car maker sued a former software engineer for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its internal systems.

The lawsuit against Alex Khatilov alleged that he stole Tesla’s Warp Drive internal software file.

The company also accused him of “deleting possible evidence when security teams confronted him”, according to reports.

In 2019, Tesla sued self-driving startup Zoox accusing four of its employees who previously worked at Tesla of stealing confidential documents.

The case was later settled, with Zoox admitting that “some of its new Tesla employees” were in possession of Tesla documents.

Another case against Guangzhi Cao, accused of stealing files related to Tesla’s Autopilot system, was ongoing.

Source: IANS

Tesla sues ex-engineer for stealing supercomputer tech secrets

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