Skip to comments.Man Pleads Guilty To Phishing Scheme That Fleeced Facebook, Google Of $100 Million
Posted on 03/25/2019 8:53:26 PM PDT by deport
A Lithuanian man pleaded guilty last week to bilking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million in an elaborate scheme involving a fake company, fake emails and fake invoices.
In an indictment unsealed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York last week, the Department of Justice alleged that Evaldas Rimasauskas and other unnamed co-conspirators impersonated the Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer, Quanta Computer with which both tech companies do business by setting up a company in Latvia with the same name. Using myriad forged invoices, contracts, letters, corporate stamps, and general confusion created by the corporate doppelganger, they successfully bamboozled Google and Facebook into paying tens of million of dollars in fraudulent bills from 2013 to 2015.
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There is a grim satisfaction, to think that these data mining companies don’t know as much as they should, even when paying bills.
It’s the whole getting caught thing that sucks :)
DO IT MORE..!
I think no charges should be brought against them : )
Google is well known for fake ad clicks and charging the advertisers. When caught google said they would offer a discount on new advertising.
Deserves a medal...
Thou shall not steal, thou shall not lie, two of the Commandments. But you know, I feel sorry for the guy—wait, I forgot “thou shall not covet.” I don’t feel sorry for Google. Wait, never mind.
If he runs for Senator in NY, I will definitely vote for him.
We should chip in to send him a basket of muffins.
They make billions by selling your info. Who buys it? I don’t think the possibility of making one cent off my info exists.
Let him keep the money. Google and Facebook have gazillions so what’s a few hundred million to them. Do I sound like a liberal who supported welfare-cheats? Yes I do and proud of it. The worm has turned, into a DUNE sized revenge worm and hungry for leftists.
I want Facebook destroyed, esp. its little shit founder. I want Google hamstrung to the point that they have to be honest. The same with Twitter, and if it costs them hundreds of millions in scams and hacks, so be it. Let the punishments fit the crime.
Come over to the side of honesty - we have cookies.
IMHO he’s almost a hero. He managed to outsmart (for a while) the tech versions of The Evil Empire. The shoe is on the other foot and it’s tight, indeed.
Good for him!
I think we should give him a job in the FBI. He could give them pointers on how to *successfully* stage a hoax.
Evaldas Rimasauskas is very intelligent. Ethical? Probably more ethical than Google. Criminal? Probably, since he broke contracts. I guess he could not stop after six months of income.
Jeez. It’s not like he bribed a woman’s coach at USC...
$33 million a year.
How many billions did Fakebook take in over that same period of time?
It wasn’t even worth chasing down lost nickels.
There should be a separate Nobel Prize for this guy—perhaps a hacking/phishing category. ;-)
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