He should of just hit normal people
He would of never got anywhere near 5 years if he had hit Joe Public for these amounts
Amazing isn't it how it works, the more money you have, the more protection you have
A Lithuanian hacker will spend the next five years behind bars for masterminding a $120m (£92.05m) scam that involved emailing fake IT equipment invoices to Facebook and Google. A US district court in New York on Thursday handed Evaldas Rimasauskas the 60-month sentence, along with a bill for $26,479,079 in restitution, after …
By my calculation he walks away with over $93 million.
Which means that he has got nearly $19 million for every year, or $1.6 million for every month spent in prison. Tax-free
After release he can retire and live the rest of his life in luxury. Many people have to work in far worse conditions than you'll endure in prison for a tiny fraction of that amount of money.
Given the victims in this case, I can't even see that he has caused anyone any harm. Therefore I am unusually going to say about a fraudster, "Good for him".
They should, in Scotland they copy it, put a slice of rubbish sausage (it's like a typical greasy spoon sausage but lower resolution and with a lower polygon count) on the side and call it a Scottish Breakfast.
We need a regional protection on the English Breakfast.
Sausage (Lincolnshire, rare breed pork)
Eggs (Two, fried)
Bacon (Two rashers, smoked, crispy, back bacon)
Tomato (grilled, pinch of salt)
Toast (two slices, thick sliced, fucked, black, tons of butter)
Fried Bread (made with bread as white as caspers taint)
Black Pudding (Bury, poached, split open with mustard)
Mushrooms (loads of them, fried in the bacon fat).
Sauce (brown, HP, tons of it).
Pot of tea (Yorkshire Gold, strong, infinite sugars, dash of milk, as dark as a Tory health policy).
Full English. Best served in a cafe in an area you've never been to by someone that automatically hates you for no reason) just off an A road in the middle of nowhere at 5am.
I don't blame education system, I blame the internets. Over the last 10 years I've seen a HUGE drop in language quality in the UK and one other country in Europe, and that's people using their native language. And not just an average muppet with a nose stuck in his/her mobile phone, but those you'd expect to have an above average of native language master: primary and secondary school teachers - and journalists... Idiocracy, can't wait for a remake :(
We lerns gud in Murica!!! And we gots the self-steem awards to prove it!!
(Note: and this is why we homeschooled our children. THEY can read and write, do math, and know actual history. The oldest is the de-facto helpdesk at work: Helldesk comes to HER when they're stumped. Both also code far better than I do. . .)
> phony invoices that each of the tech giants thought were for real purchases
Years ago I worked at a place that tried to pay invoices whether they were due or not. The drone I spoke to on one of these occasions was panicking that "they might sue us" while I was telling him the cancellation I had in the correspondence file would keep us safe if they did.
Can always sell it to a debt collector, some will even pay the amount out standing if its sub <£2K mainly as they will triple that sum in short order adding on various fees etc.....I had several very interested when I was trying to recover a few hundred pounds owed by a client....at least 2 offered to pay the amount outstanding without quibble as they were certain they would get their money and a lot more from my client (a medium sized company)
There are some very noteworthy high street brands who
1) Unilaterally discount invoices by 3-5% in return for paying them within their contracted period and.or
2) Unilaterally decide that 105 days to pay to small suppliers is better value to them as a line of free credit than trading honourably.
In my experience the reason why the ERP did not flag this up is because there is a general agreement about enabling 'fraud' for reasons of untraceable transactions. I've been in a couple of companies where a mere click of a button would prevent this sort of thing happening but mumbled reasons as to why the button cannot be clicked are bandied about.
My Nigerian Bank Official friend has access to the remaining $94M but cannot remove it from his country without your help. If you would care to send him your bank details with a small admin. fee of, say, £1,000 just to check everything works, he would be very grateful.
"Goooooddd evening sir, this is George Agdgdgwngo, I'm calling from your baahhnnkk! There's been a slight erroohh, and your monies is not safe. Therefahh, I need your bank account numbah, and your sort coode, so I can transfer the monies to a safe account!"
Kudos to anyone who remembers who George Agdgwngo is and gets the reference! Does Internet Service Providings ring a bell? Those in the UK will get it :)
Feelings set 0: Naughty, fraud is bad, breaking laws is bad, some of that money probably ended up funding genuinely nasty people and activities. (unless he really operated alone and wasn't involved in nastiness)
Feelings set 1: You magnificent bastard!
Probably because he was greedy and pushed his luck.
Years ago I heard from a mate in the payables unit of a large U.K. company that, routinely, bills below a certain threshold would just be paid blindly because the resources required to check, cross-check etc. outweighed the (relatively) minimal cost, especially if it meant verifying with other departments.
Coupled with the fact that - came across this more than once with other guys I knew - many large companies particularly those with payments crossing borders** would have VERY shonky invoicing systems in place “somewhere” which meant management were very nervous about a lowly payables clerk - or anybody - asking too many questions..
**Pssst .... petroleum-related.