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Investigation of board leak at HP
⟶ Updated 8 Nov 2017 ⟶
List of edits
Annual planning meeting
Fiorina informed several directors talked to press. All denied on phone call.
Article in Wall Street Journal Inside information
Call with board Results of outside counsel investigation: Believed at least 3 board members responsible- only Tom Perkins named- he admitted to being a second source
Board meeting: Fiorina: fired (chairman & CFO) Dunn: new chairman Wayman: interim CEO To investigate Wayman referred Dunn to HP's chief of global security who referred her to Ron DeLia at Security Outsourcing Solutions (SOS)
Delivery of preliminary findings- from SOS to Dunn Source of leak not found. Dunn hoped investigation effected members
Dunn had DeLia begin investigation "Project Kona"
Annual 3 day Strategic planning meeting
Dunn receives email of major leak: Article on CNET with inside information from meeting; Dunn forwarded email to board
Hunsaker assembled team to investigate (KONA II)
Jan 30-Feb 1: Surveillance of Keyworth, Keyworth's wife, & Dawn Kawamoto (CNET journalist) Nothing turned up
HP: Examined internal phone and internet records; Nothing turned up SOS: obtained private phone logs Hunsaker (HP): emailed to ensure methods were "above board"
Team sent Kawamoto a message pretending to be a board member with inside information. Kawamoto replied to call.
Team briefed Dunn "considering all investigation efforts"
Dunn encouraged teams efforts
DeLia's team had obtained more than 240 telephone, cell phone, and fax records
DeLia informed group that logs showed several calls from Kawamoto to Keyworth
HP investigator contacted two superiors stating his concerns on legality and to cease DeLia's methods for obtaining phone records
Hunsaker gave investigation report and evidence pointed to Keyworth II.
Hurd (CEO) spoke with Keyworth and gave him several chances to come forward but he did not.
Keyworth notified of findings- his reply "Why didn't you just ask me?" Meeting: board voted 6 to 3 asking for his resignation- he refused. Perkins resigned
Perkins wrote board saying he had proof his phone records were hacked illegally
Newsweek ran cover story about HP's methods
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