Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lithuanian scammer posed as Asian contractor to swindle US tech giants out of $100M

Online scam artists are getting smarter by the day. One cunning Lithuanian phisher has reportedly managed to rip off two American tech firms for a staggering $100 million in total, according to a recent indictment by the US Department of Justice. The scammer purportedly orchestrated an intricate phishing scheme, which involved masquerading as an Asian computer hardware manufacturer, to trick the two unnamed companies into wiring him the hefty sum. The attacker has since been identified as 48-year-old Evaldas Rimasauskas and placed under arrest. “From half a world away, Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly targeted multinational internet companies and tricked their agents and…

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