Apr 28, 2017

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "Two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time. On 27 April, Fortune reported that the two victims were Facebook and Google. Nor did Facebook - but a spokeswoman said: "Facebook recovered the bulk of the funds shortly after the incident and has been cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation." "Sometimes staff think that they are defended, that security isn't part of their job," said James Maude at cyber-security firm Avecto, commenting on the phishing threat facing big companies. The sophistication of phishing scams has increased lately, according to a recent Europol report.

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