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HP Security Staffer Resigns After Receiving Subpoena

Sep 26, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Global Security Manager Anthony Gentilucci, one of a handful people involved in the ongoing scandal over investigations into media leaks at the computer giant, on Friday tendered his resignation just hours after he and two others were subpoenaed by federal authorities, reports.

Gentilucci participated in an HP investigation to determine who leaked sensitive information to media outlets, and he and others employed potentially illegal tactics—including physical and e-mail tracking—to obtain information on reporters and board members, according to

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is currently attempting to determine which—if any—of the tactics used in the investigation violate laws, reports.  On Monday, it issued subpoenas to Gentilucci, Kevin Hunsaker, HP senior counsel, and Ronald DeLia, an external investigator involved with the probe, ordering them to show at a Thursday hearing, according to

The three men had previously been asked to attend, but the subpoenas mandate their appearance, reports.

Ryan Donovan, an HP spokesperson, said a half dozen other people have also been asked to appear at Thursday’s hearing, including HP Chief Executive Mark Hurd, former-Chairman Patricia Dunn, and General Counsel Ann Baskins, according to  Donovan said Hurd, Dunn and Baskins have all agreed to appear before the committee, but he wouldn’t say whether or not Fred Adler, a computer security investigator involved in the probe would appear.  Larry Sonsini, a HP lawyer based out of Silicon Valley, will also appear, according to; however it is unclear whether or not Joe Depante of Action Research Group, a Florida-based detective company, will appear.

The Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission are both currently looking into the scandal.

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-Compiled by Al Sacco

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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

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