Google and Facebook scammed out of $100M in elaborate phishing attack


Back in March, reports surfaced that a cunning Lithuanian phishing artist had purportedly scammed two unnamed US tech giants out of the hefty sum of $100 million – as it turns out, the two unsuspecting victims were none other than Google and Facebook. The two industry titans have now come forward with a confirmation it was them that fell victim to the multi-million scam, Fortune reports. The phisher, identified as 48-year-old Evaldas Rimasauskas, posed as an Asian contractor to trick executives from Facebook and Google to wire a total of more than $100 million in the period between 2013 and 2015. The…

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