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HP 'pretexting' scandal ends with former P.I.'s sentencing

Former private investigator Bryan Wagner will be the only person connected to the spying scandal to serve time.

By December 14, 2012


Pretexters avoid jail time after guilty plea in HP spying case

A judge sentences Joseph and Matthew DePante, a father and son team involved in Hewlett-Packard's infamous spy scandal, to three years probation and six months of house arrest as part of a plea agreement.

By July 12, 2012


Accused pretexters enter mystery plea in old HP spy case

Father-and-son team charged with crimes related to HP's spy scandal enters plea, but that plea is immediately placed under seal by the court.

By February 23, 2012


The most crazy tech story since the HP pretexting scandal

Maybe temporary insanity will serve as a defense strategy but the emerging story of the weekend denial-of-service attack against Revision3 boggles the imagination.

By May 29, 2008


It's all about pretexting

Former HP Chairman Patricia Dunn says she didn't know what pretexting was until last summer.

November 1, 2007


From Yahoo to pretexting--what's up?

This week there was a major shuffle at the top and in the structure of Yahoo. What does this mean? Where is this company headed? We talk with CNET News.com's Elinor Mills and Jim Kerstetter. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate may move against pretexting. This follows Hewlett-Packard's civil settlement with the California Attorney General's Office involving the use of pretexting that targeted reporters, board members and employees. News.com's Declan McCullagh sorts through this issue.

November 1, 2007


Report: Five involved in HP pretexting case expected to be indicted

Calif. attorney general said to be ready to file charges against Patricia Dunn and four others Wednesday.

By October 4, 2006