The Justice Section claimed in a statement Tuesday that Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, experienced tried out to recruit an personnel at a unidentified business to introduce malware in the company’s laptop technique. The malware was intended to extract info from the community and to request ransom from the business, in accordance to the Justice Section.

Kriuchkov promised the personnel he would get $one million immediately after the malware was introduced into the laptop community, in accordance to the Justice Section.

The Tesla personnel who was approached by Kriuchkov is a Russian-talking particular person who experienced entry to company’s laptop networks, Teslarati reported on Thursday. The personnel warned Tesla about the method and the business informed the FBI, Teslarati reported.

Tesla did not promptly reply to a ask for for comment.