HP CEO Mark Hurd Allowed ‘Sting’ of Reporter

Ellen Nakashima and Yuki Noguchi, reporting for the Washington Post:

Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate “sting” operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.

So Dunn was forced to step down as chair of the board as a result of this fiasco, but her replacement as chair, Hurd, was involved too? Jeebus, what a mess.

Thursday, 21 September 2006