HP Bites the Dust, Oh Yeah!
A shocking story has been unfolding over the last couple of days. Hewlett Packard which recently ousted its CEO Fiorina has been caught with its pants down. Very literally.
Apparently the new Chairwoman of HP ordered detectives to monitor her fellow board members to find out who was leaking to the press.
How did the company spies do this? They posed as the directors, doing everything a regular identity thief would do. They used the directors social security numbers and other private information, and set up online accounts in the directors' names accessing the directors' phone bills.
The California attorney general is investigating. "A spokesman for the attorney general said that two possible felony charges were being considered: the unauthorized use of personal identifying information for unlawful purposes and the unauthorized access of a computer database. Hewlett-Packard said it intended to cooperate fully with the criminal investigation."
Read all about this torrid story in the New York Times, here: Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom. Try to find all the stories, NY Times rightly dedicated its front page and a full page inside to this shocking revelation.
What do you call an company hiring spies to spy on directors and employees and use identity theft to get data?
A slimy scumbag company!
What do you sing when a slimy scumbag company is caught with its pants down?
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!
And here is QUEEN with: "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST"
WARNING, VERY STRONG IMAGES.