Thursday, September 14, 2006

HP Identity Theft Costs Chairman's Job

HP-Identity-Theft-Costs-Chairman's-Job-audio post - click to play

The Chairman of the Board for Hewlett Packard resigned,
after ordering an investigation of fellow board members
which resulted in their identity theft as well as a select
group of reporters.

What was she ever thinking?

Un-checked power in the board room evidently over ruled any
sense of common sense and adherence to commonly understood
laws governing identity theft.

By engaging private investigators to impersonate board
by contacting their phone service providers
to gain access to
calling records, an illegal practice
known as "pretexting", the
line was clearly crossed.

The line, between legal and illegal methods of investigation, was
sanctioned not by a common street criminal, but rather a person
in charge of the management oversight of a major

She had to know it would be illegal.

Identity theft using pretexting is illegal, but had the HP's
Chairman bothered to do any research at all over the internet
(HP is a computer and technology company), she would have known
Verizon, AT&T and other telecommunications firms have been very
publicly taking data brokers to court over this very same tactic
of pre-texting.

So, our tip for today is you might think twice about using HP
products - especially any of their computers. One may never
know if there isn't some secret chip lurking within the depths
of the machine silently recording all of your most personal


At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person should be fired, but with attitudes like this in the corporate boardrooms of American is it any wonder why our personal identity data is not safe?

At 11:15 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

As if corporate governance has any really enforcement validity...

See the id theft secrets photo gallery for this next podcast exposing executive abuse actually promoting identity theft.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger agent99 said...

Well, this week it became official.

The HP chairman is really Dunn now as she was fired and is facing the very real possibility of criminal charges.

Want to prevent this type of identity theft and invasion of your privacy from happening to you?

How and Why to Stop Identity Theft Using Phone Pretexting

After reading that article, let us know what you think about when identity thieves or actually corporations misbehaving very badly.

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