Hewlett-Packard Co. said late Wednesday that it has settled with the New York Times and three BusinessWeek journalists who were spied on as part of the company's boardroom surveillance scheme.
The Palo Alto-based computer and printer maker would not disclose the payment made in the settlement, nor would the lawyer representing the Times, one of its reporters, John Markoff, and BusinessWeek reporters Peter Burrows, Ben Elgin and Roger Crockett.
HP said the parties donated some or all of the money to charity.
The settlement ties up one of the remaining threads left hanging from the spying scandal, which erupted in September 2006 after the company revealed it secretly had examined the private telephone logs of journalists, board members and HP employees to find the source of leaks to the media.
Investigators hired by HP used a technique called "pretexting" -- pretending to be someone they were not -- to fool telephone companies into handing over personal cellphone and home phone records.