Verizon Wireless filed a lawsuit against people who got a hold of its customers' mobile-phone records in a pretexting scheme as part of the Hewlett-Packard leak investigation. "Defendants used fraud, trickery and deceit to access confidential customer information," the company wrote in the complaint. One unidentified HP director was subject to unauthorized access three times since last year, said Verizon. A pretexter accessed the director's account by posing as a Verizon Wireless employee in a call with a customer service agent. Later, the pretexter was able to sign into the customer's online account and change the user ID and password associated with the account.
To read more about Verizon Wireless' pretext suit:
- take a look at this report from The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)