It seems likely that it was not Islamic State (IS) behind the recent cyberattack on Tesla motors, the famous American manufacturer of electric cars, but the prolific hacking group, Lizard Squad. The attack also breached Tesla’s Twitter account.
On 25th April, all traffic to Tesla’s dot com website was redirected to a page showing photos of Muslims and a YouTube clip via a server in Amsterdam. Simultaneously, the Tesla Twitter account was changed to the name #RIPPERGANG. Despite the redirection to a domain containing the name ISIS, security experts still feel it unlikely that the terrorist group was behind this. There are rumours that a Finnish teenager with links to Lizard Squad is the perpetrator.
In addition, an American IT professional called Blair Strater who has a blog about hacking had his number published on the hacked Twitter accounts. He reputedly received a phone call from the alleged hackers.