A Lithuanian man and associates developed an email phishing scheme that would eventually lead Google and Facebook to pay out about $120 million in two years. The breakdown netted $23 million from Google in 2013 and $98 million from Facebook in 2015, according to Bloomberg. Evaldas Rimasauskas, who led the phishing attack, sent fake invoices via emails to employees of Google and Facebook, pretending to represent Taiwanese hardware maker Quanta Computer. The emails from the scammers told Facebook and Google workers that the companies owed Quanta money, and then instructed them to make payments to a bank account controlled by them. Click Read More below for additional detail.
Staffers at Hearst Magazines digital and print properties voted overwhelmingly yesterday to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE).
The election, which happened by mail ballot, follows Hearst management’s refusal to voluntarily recognize its staff’s efforts to unionize in November of last year. Management attempted to delay the election and divide bargaining units into six groups through a legal battle at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Roughly 500 Hearst employees make up the new bargaining unit and work across editorial, video, design, photo and social. The unionized staff seeks to address issues that include diversity, transparency, compensation and editorial standards through its contract.