Tesla Motors said Thursday it was facing a data breach that exposed its internal email and other information to hackers.
The hack has led to Tesla losing hundreds of thousands of customers’ information.
The company has not disclosed the extent of the damage to its business, or how many customers were affected, but said it is cooperating with federal law enforcement.
In a statement, Tesla said it has begun an internal investigation and that it is “taking appropriate steps to ensure that no further harm to our customers and the Tesla brand is caused.”
The company said it did not disclose the nature of the data breach, or the extent to which it impacted customers.
Tesla said in its statement that it has hired “a forensic firm” to review its data and that the company will cooperate with federal authorities.
The automaker has been on edge since hackers leaked the details of the company’s finances to the media.
Tesla announced in July that it had a data security breach at the same time that it said it was working to fix the issue.
The solar panel maker said the breach exposed customers’ personal data, including names, addresses, email addresses, and credit card numbers, to hackers who then used the information to try to take control of the firm.
Tesla has said that the breach is unrelated to the data leak.
The data breach comes amid a string of data breaches of major companies in recent years, including Tesla.
The carmaker last month announced it had discovered data breaches at 11 different companies, including banks, health care providers, and medical device makers.