The Hewlett-Packard leak investigation spawned its first lawsuit Thursday as Verizon Wireless sued unnamed individuals who posed as customers and employees to access the phone records of a Hewlett-Packard board member.

According to documents filed with a New Jersey federal court, Verizon charged up to 20 Jane and John Does with using "fraud, trickery, and deceit to access confidential customer information by making 'pretexting' phone calls to Verizon Wireless customer service centers and obtaining unauthorized online account access."

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