Thanks to a leaked board document via email that was originally sent in May of this year, the world is now keenly aware of 14 different companies that Salesforce was considering for acquisition. The email, which came from former Secretary of State and current Salesforce board member Colin Powell, also included a 60-slide presentation detailing these potential acquisitions. This isn’t the first time that a high-powered board member’s email has been targeted. Emails between the CEO of Snapchat and his board members were leaked back in 2014—some of which were considered highly embarrassing for the very young founder and CEO. In 2013, a Google board member’s email account was also hacked. There are many more examples in recent years.
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