A U.S. mobile phone company says some of its employees gained
unauthorized access and viewed an inactive personal account of
President-elect Barack Obama.
In a statement, Verizon Wireless President and Chief Executive Lowell McAdam apologized to Mr. Obama. He said the device in question was a simple voice phone that did not have email capabilities.
Mr. Obama's aides also said the president-elect's voicemail messages and emails were not accessed.
McAdam said all employees who had access to the president-elect's account have been put on immediate leave with pay. He promised the company will soon impose disciplinary action against those who viewed the account improperly.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.