GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK FALL PREY TO A MAJOR CYBER SCAM
According to ‘Fortune’ on April 28 reported that large companies lost their money in the span of two years. In more than two years of fishing attack, they have been cheated 100 million dollars.
In March, the US Department of Justice filed a petition against Lithuanian men named Evaldas Rimasauskas, who were “planning fraud commercial e-mails and defrauding the two US Internet companies $ 100 million “.
It was not revealed who were these companies before now after the Fortune report it becomes clear these companies are the famous Facebook and Google.
Google spokesperson said: We found this fraud through our own supplier management team and immediately informed the authorities. Fortunately, we also recovered the cheated money; this thing can be a perfect solution to Google is also very happy”
In 2013 Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps order to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business. The main point was to trick companies into paying for computer supplies.
This whole plan worked and over a 2 year of time, he convinced accounting departments at the two tech companies to make transfers worth tens of millions of dollars. However, Rimasauskas denies all the allegations and currently facing e-proceedings in Lithuania.
Facebook recovered maximum shortly after the incident and cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation,” said a company spokesperson.
Google spokesperson also said: “we’re pleased this matter is resolved.”