[ISN] Ex-Akamai Worker to Plead Guilty to Espionage for Disclosing Trade Secrets

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 01:48:04 -0500 (CDT)

By Don Jeffrey
July 21, 2011

A former employee of Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) agreed to plead 
guilty to providing trade secrets to an undercover agent posing as an 
Israeli intelligence officer, the U.S. government said.

Elliot Doxer, 42, of Brookline, Massachusetts, will appear at a plea 
hearing in Boston Aug. 29 on the charge of foreign economic espionage, 
according to a statement by the office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

"Economic espionage poses a tremendous risk, not only to corporate 
America, but to the safety and well-being of our nation’s security," 
Ortiz said in the statement.

Doxer sent an e-mail to the Israeli consulate in Boston in 2006 when he 
worked in Akamai's finance department saying that he would provide any 
information helpful to Israel, according to the statement.


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