If you have not yet heard of the HP scandal, you have been missing out on a lot of valuable information.
Here, we will take a close look at exactly what has happened with Hewlett Packard.
Hewlett Packard is accused of a corporate spying scandal.
This company has been involved with obtaining private information, such as phone records, from HP board members, employees and nine journalists. It is a very illegal crime and it is making it so that it is becoming a major talk in news headlines.
The former chairman and four other members of Hewlett Packard have been charged by a California attorney general for the HP scandal.
The charges are made up of four felonies, the most serious ones being identity theft and conspiracy. If convicted, these people could face up to twelve years in prison.
Hewlett Packard also used pretexting.
This involves convincing phone companies and banks into sharing someone's private information.
Not only is this illegal, but it is also unethical. There are at least a hundred different e-mails and memos which can hold Hewlett Packard accountable for pretexting, but the former chairman denies knowing that this was taking place at all.
She denies knowing anything about this scandal, even though there is much evidence against her.
If there is one thing that everyone should have learned from the HP scandal it is that identity theft is a common crime that occurs all the time.
You should not be willing to share your information with anyone that you do not need to, in order to prevent your information from getting into the wrong hands.
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