Facebook, Google fall prey to $100 million email scam

Latest reports confirm that Facebook and Google are being hit by a $100 million email scam.

 

Feds made it known that the scam was first revealed when they arrested a Lithuanian man, Evaldas Rimasauskas for being behind the plan.

 

But the identities of the concerned companies was not made public. Soon, the victims were discovered by Taiwanese parts supplier, Quanta Computer admitting that the scammer impersonated its company.

 

Quanta provides parts for many tech giants, namely Apple and Amazon. Sources engaged by Forbes identified Google and Facebook, as one of them said the social network requested the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for assistance in retrieving its money. It was eventually agreed by the two companies that they were the unnamed victims, being talked about.

 

In its reaction, Facebook chatted with the publication saying it “recovered the bulk of the funds shortly after the incident and has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation.”

 

On the other hand, Google admitted it “detected this fraud against [its] vendor management team and promptly alerted the authorities.” Mountain View also corroborated regaining its lost fund. Now that they recovered the money concerned, the investigation is underway.

 

Rimasauskas, allegedly accused of secretly transferring the money to banks across Europe, maintains his non-involvement in the matter and opposes his extradition to the US.

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