Car maker giant Tesla has filed a case against an employee in US on Saturday for stealing 26,000 sensitive files. Alex Khailtov began his job at Tesla on December 28, 2020, after which he started downloading sensitive files. “Within three days of being hired by Tesla, the defendant brazenly stole thousands of trade secret computer scripts that took Tesla years to develop,” Tesla said in a complaint filed on Friday in the San Jose Division of the US district court of the Northern District of California US. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers was sure that this is a serious issue and granted a hindering order.
The court said Khatilov to preserve and return all files, records, and emails to Tesla and appear before the court. This is not the first time that the company’s sensitive details were out. Company CEO Elon Musk followed the lawsuit seriously and ensured strict measures were taken regarding it.
Tesla said its investigators viewed his Dropbox account. They discovered his “claims were outright lies,” saying he’d transferred “thousands and thousands” of Tesla’s computer scripts to his personal Dropbox. On Friday, Khatilov spoke to The New York Post, saying, “I’ve been working for, like, 20 years in this industry, and I know what sensitive documents are about, and I never, ever tried to access any of those, or steal it.”