For two years, a number of employees at Facebook and Google in the United States carried on financial transactions with a South Asian vendor named Quanta Computer, making payments for goods and services rendered. Or they thought they did.
As it turned out, a Lithuanian national named Evaldas Rimasauskas ran an elaborate phishing scam. He impersonated Quanta Computer and demanded payments from Google and Facebook employees via phishing e-mails. Having swindled as much as $100 million between 2013 and 2015, he transferred the money to a number of banks located in countries like Latvia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, and Hong Kong. Read more..