Saturday, October 9, 2010

US to be watchful-Israel is the worst enemy of its friends

Israeli high-tech, spies, and commandos merge in Cambridge firm

By Wayne Madsen

The arrest by the FBI of Elliot Doxer, a financial employee of the Cambridge-based Akamai Technologies, Inc. for trying to sell company secrets to officials of the Israeli Consulate in Boston has once again raised the profile of the firm that was also at the center of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

After first approaching the Israeli Consulate, Doxer made 62 “dead drops” with an undercover FBI agent who Doxer believed was an Israeli intelligence agent. The dead drops occurred between September 2007 and March 2009.

As is usually the case with Israeli espionage cases, the Justice Department documents filed in the case merely refer to Israel as “Country X.” The Justice Department reportedly said “Country X,” cooperated in the investigation of Doxer. However, the Justice Department does not indicate when “Country X’s” cooperation began. The US Attorney’s Office in Boston claims that Israeli consular officials cooperated with U.S. officials before accepting Doxer’s offer, but it does not indicate when the cooperation actually began — upon initital contact by Doxer or after a period of time subsequent to initial contact.

Doxer was only charged with a single count of wire fraud. The Justice Department is not alleging any wrongdoing by Israel.

According to court filings by the government, Doxer wrote an e-mail to the Israeli Consulate and stated: “I am a Jewish American who lives in Boston. I know you are always looking for information and I am offering the little I may have.” Eventually, the information Doxer turned over to the FBI’s undercover agent included a list of Akamai’s clients, contracts with clients, a full list of Akamai employees, and details on access to the company’s computer systems and physical spaces. Akamai provides Internet services.


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