Facebook and Google Fall Victim to $100M Phishing Scam Dylan Duarte April 28, 2017 News Well, time to stop feeling bad for getting tricked by the occasional email forward. When we think of victims of phishing scams, we think of our older relatives that use Facebook exclusively for Farmville and casino games. Surely those who are adept at using the Internet would never fall for such a scheme, right? To be fair, criminals can be savvy. Take Evaldas Rimasauskas, for example. The 48-year-old Lithuanian man stole over $100 million from Facebook and Google by masquerading as a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer. He forged false email addresses, invoices, and contracts as part of his scam, and had money delivered to bank accounts around the world, including Hong Kong, Hungary, and, of course, Lithuania. Fortunately, Facebook and Google were able to recoup the funds, but they didn’t reveal just how much money they had sent to Rimasauskas. After all, it has to be at least a little embarrassing to fall for the sort of scam you adamantly warn your users about. Rimasauskas could be looking at 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud and money laundering, as well as a mandatory two-year sentence for identity theft. Now give your grandma a break for getting a little gullible in her old age. Share This With The World!