None shall dodge my wrath- said the Evaldas Rimasuskas, a 48-year man who scammed the biggest Internet Platforms ever- Google and Facebook! Stealing $100m through an email phishing attack, this man proved even the largest Internet Companies can’t evade the inevitable. The two victims Google and Facebook are stunned as the man hacked into their services and called off official “Scammed Google”!
Wait, What? Facebook and Google Scammed?
It started in March, reports came of a Lithuanian man who hacked into senior staff email accounts using the phishing attacks. The two companies who suffered it were kept unknown until on 27 April, Fortune reported that the two victims were indeed Facebook and Google.
From 2013 to 2015, Rimasuskas posed as an Asia-based manufacturer and continued the sending of emails to business companies. These business companies continued to conduct multiple million transactions. The event turned out to be Scammed Google to these companies, but it was Evaldas who actually made it all.
They were unknown with the fact that it was not Google employees mailing them, but the Scammer. Rimasuskas told BBC that the senior staff hacked email accounts were used to assure these companies that the transaction was fully safe.
Indeed, who will doubt if Google employee mails you the transaction is safe? Definitely not, but this has increased the doubts of cyber security that prevails. Are we really safe when even the largest of companies are getting hacked?
On the edge, we ask all readers to avoid such phishing scams, especially sent through emails. These can be eye-catching, such as “you have been selected for free iPhone” or “you just won a personal meeting with John Snow”. Undeniably, you are going to give everything these scammers need if you open these emails. Please report such emails using the report tab when you see them. There is nothing like Scammed Google, it’s the hackers who use the name to exploit your information.
If you have been scammed too, let us know how badly it hit. It can’t be bad s losing $100 million for sure.