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It's been well-documented in these pages how much Tesla Motors appreciates Norway, what with its extremely pro-electric vehicle policies and incentives, abundant hydroelectricity, and more. Finland, on the other hand? Maybe not so much after one of its citizens allegedly pulled a pretty big cyber prank involving the California-based electric-vehicle maker on one unsuspecting Illinois family, according to CNBC.

One Finnish teenage hacker was apparently able to infiltrate the Twitter accounts of both Tesla and company chief Elon Musk, after which he put out Tweets announcing a giveaway of a Model S. The Tweets, which were deleted pretty quickly, included the mobile phone numbers to a couple members of the Strater Family, which lives near Chicago. And, no, hilarity didn't exactly ensue, but a lot of phone calls and disappointed callers did.

For its part, Tesla says it's cooperating with the proper authorities, and the alleged hacker reportedly has a history of such things. Any sort of retribution is pretty limited because of the fact that the act originated overseas.

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