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."