A Lithuanian man plead guilty in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York earlier this week for using an advanced business email compromise campaign to defraud Google and Facebook out of an estimated $123 million.
Evaldas Rimasauskas was indicted in December 2016 then arrested in Lithuania in March 2017 and extradited to the United States.
The indictment states Rimasauskas used the classic BEC scam of posing as a vendor and sending the two internet giants invoices for computer equipment. Court documents state Rimasauskas registered and incorporated a company in Latvia using the same name as a well-known Taiwanese-based computer products vendor which added credibility to the emails he sent to the two companies.
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