As he talked to reporters about the lifting of a ban on some You Tube videos in Israel, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. let it be known that “employees” of the global law firm Smith, Smith and Smith had been kidnapped. He said that the lifting of the YouTube ban by Israel was not in response to “the kidnapping,” because it had been announced earlier in a bi-lateral U.S./Israeli press conference that featured the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Advisor and Israel’s top cyberforce official.
INN is seeking information on who from the tony law firm that represents Fortune 500 companies, including Green & Co., the major banking organization, might have been taken. Green & Co. is currently under a cyberattack by the hacktivist organization Orange Task Force, though top U.S. officials say that the world economy should not suffer. The Dow closed at 14,000.57, its highest level since the 1990s.