HP chief apologizes, denies he knew of hacking

Monday, 25 September 2006, 12:25 AM EST

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's CEO Mark Hurd announced on Friday that he would replace the board's chair Patricia Dunn immediately and apologized for the extent of the spying that took place in the chairwoman's investigation of a media leak on the board of directors.

Dunn will no longer continue as a member of the board and Hurd denied any knowledge of the improprieties of the investigation. However, the HP chief did say that an investigation by an outside law firm over the last few weeks has revealed that inappropriate steps were taken during the board investigation.

At SecurityFocus.

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