Is This Journalist Guilty of Low-Level Vandalism, or High-Damage Hacking?

The case of the former Reuters employee accused of involvement in hacking the L.A. Times has finally gone to trial. Sarah Jeong reports:

A defense lawyer for Matthew Keys, a journalist charged with helping Anonymous “hack” the LA Times website, told a jury on Tuesday that his client was not guilty because he neither intended to cause damage, nor actually caused the amount of damage that the government alleges.

“Matthew Keys did not know as much as the government says he knew. He did not know the true capabilities of the others in the chatroom with him,” defense attorney Jay Leiderman said during opening arguments.

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2 comments to “Is This Journalist Guilty of Low-Level Vandalism, or High-Damage Hacking?”

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  1. Justin Shafer - October 1, 2015

    Awesome defense… rofl.

  2. Justin Shafer - October 1, 2015

    Did they bother to counter their own argument before bringing it to the court?

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