Akamai employee tried to sell secrets to Israel

CWmike writes A 43-year-old former employee of Akamai pleaded guilty to espionage charges after offering to hand over confidential information on the company web acceleration for an agent posing as an Israeli official consular Boston. Starting in September 2007, Elliot Doxer played a complex 18-month long game of swashbuckling with James Cromer, a man he thought was an agent of Israeli intelligence. He provided pages and pages of data Cromer confidential, providing a list of Akamai customers and contracts, information. regarding practices of corporate security, and even a list of employees 1300 Akamai, including mobile numbers, departments and e-mail Doxer information delivered to a box Drop Dead 62 times its motivation. In order to help Israel and to obtain information about his son and ex-wife, who lived outside the U.S. prosecutors said in court filings. Doxer faces 15 years in prison on charges.