Mon Sep 20 11:15:21 CDT 2010
Interesting is the fact that an Akamai employee walked into a foreign
consulate and expressed he wanted to [help] our homeland and our war
against our enemies. Given Akamai is a tech company, I suppose this
would be "information warfare" with attacks on the infrastructure.
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From: Christine Fulgham <christine at opensecurityfoundation.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 1:10 PM
Subject: [Dataloss] FBI thwarts data breach at Akamai Technologies
To: dataloss-discuss at datalossdb.org, dataloss at datalossdb.org
A potential data breach at Akamai Technologies was foiled by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prosecutors disclosed this
Elliot Doxer, who worked in the Akamai finance department, was
arrested and charged with secretly providing confidential business
information over an 18-month period to an undercover FBI agent he
thought worked for a foreign government, according to a release from
the US Attorneys Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Doxer is charged with one count of wire fraud for providing Akamai
customer lists, contract details, and employee information. He also is
charged with describing Akamais physical and computer security
systems and offering to travel to the foreign country and to support
special and sensitive operations in his local area, if needed.
In 2006, Doxer contacted the undisclosed foreign countrys consulate
in Boston to offer confidential Akamai information. The likely country
of contact was Israel because Doxer identified himself in court papers
as a Jewish-American who wanted to help our homeland and our war
against our enemies. He also asked for $3000 because of the risks he
In 2007, an uncover FBI agent contacted Doxer to see if he was still
interested in providing confidential information, which he confirmed
he still was. The agent arranged with Doxer a dead drop site for the
Akamai documents; Doxer visited the site at least 62 times over 18
If he is convicted, Doxer faces a $250,000 fine and up to 20 years in jail.
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