Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 28, 2017

Hacker Stole Over $100 Million from Google and Facebook

Hacker stole millions from Google and Facebook

Hacker stole $100 million from Facebook & Google

A lone hacker stole $100 million from Facebook and Google.

Last month, the US Department of Justice indicted a Lithuanian man for “orchestrating a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that induced two U.S.-based internet companies,” CNET reports.

At the time, the DOJ did not reveal what these companies are, but Fortune discovered they’re none other than Google and Facebook.

It seems the scheme the hacker used is pretty common:

Evaldas Rimasauskas, a 40-something man, came up with the scheme in 2013. He forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer that did business with these companies regularly.

Rimasauskas impersonated Quanta Computer, Fortune’s investigation revealed. Over two years, Rimasauskas convinced the accounting departments of both Facebook and Google to make transfers of over $100 million, which were then stashed in banks in Eastern Europe. The man says he didn’t do it.

It's only “remarkable” because of its scale.

You'd think tech companies like Facebook and Google would know better.


April 28, 2017

Exxon Released 10 Million Pounds of Air Pollution in Texas

The obvious solution is to repeal the Clean Air Act. Amiright, Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson?

16,386 times – A Texas judge ruled that Exxon Mobil should pay $20 million in fines after violating the Clean Air Act 16,386 times from 2005 to 2013 at a refinery outside Houston. [CNN Money]

ExxonMobil has lost a legal fight against environmentalists in its home state of Texas over air pollution at one of the oil giant's oldest refineries.

Source: Exxon released 10 million pounds of air pollution in Texas – Apr. 27, 2017

April 28, 2017

Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Arkansas goes on killing spree

Don't commit a heinous crime in Arkansas

This has to be some sort of record for state-sponsored murder.

Seriously, these fucking maniacs executed ALL the people they had on death row because, wait for it, their lethal injection drug was about to expire.

Read that shit again. The drug was going to expire. So they said, “Shit, we'd better get ‘r done!”

Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.

Source: Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days : The Two-Way : NPR

April 28, 2017

Trump’s Tax Plan Could Turn ‘Everyone and Their Dog’ Into an LLC

Donald Trump tax plan

Looky here – Donald Trump has a tax plan

Do you want to turn your business into an LLC? Of course you do.

His proposal to slash the tax rate on partnerships and limited liability companies could set off a stampede of individual taxpayers trying to reclassify themselves as so-called pass-through businesses.

Source: Trump’s Tax Plan Could Turn ‘Everyone and Their Dog’ Into an LLC – Bloomberg

April 28, 2017

Trump Says ‘Major, Major’ Conflict with North Korea Possible

Donald Trump comments on possible conflict with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump looks out a window of the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The only people more fucked than us are the North and South Koreans.

There's going to be a nuclear blood bath.

Or not. As Donald Trump likes to say, “We'll have to see.”

I know one thing: If I'm the leader of North Korea (and I'm not), I'm accelerating my efforts to prepare my country for a war.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday.

Source: Exclusive: Trump says ‘major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy | Reuters

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