On March 21, 2017, criminal charges were announced against Evaldas Rimasauskas of Lithuania in connection with a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that induced two U.S.-based internet companies—a multinational technology company and a multinational online social media company (the “Victim Companies”)—to wire over $100 million to bank accounts that he controlled.  Rimasauskas was arrested by authorities in Lithuania.  According to the indictment, from at least 2013 through 2015, Rimasauskas orchestrated a scheme in which he registered and incorporated a company in Latvia (“Company-2”) with the same name as an Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer (“Company-1”) with which the Victim Companies regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions.  Then, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the Victim Companies, directing them to send money owed to Company-1 for legitimate goods and services to Company-2’s bank accounts, which Rimasauskas controlled.  The emails purported to be sent from employees and agents of Company-1.  After the Victim Companies wired funds to Company-2’s bank accounts, Rimasauskas quickly caused the stolen funds to be wired into different bank accounts in locations around the world.  United States v. Rimasauskas, 1:16-cr-00841 (S.D.N.Y.). DOJ press release