Matthew Keys Convicted of Helping Anonymous Hack The Tribune Company

Kim Zetter reports:

An ex-Reuters employee has been found guilty of aiding members of Anonymous so they could hack his former employer.

Matthew Keys, who was tried in Sacramento, was an online social media editor for the Reuters news agency when he was indicted in 2013 for allegedly providing a username and password to members of Anonymous to gain access to the server of his former employer, the Tribune Company. He allegedly encouraged the hackers to use the credentials to “go fuck some shit up.” Someone subsequently used the credentials to hack into the web site of the Los Angeles Times, which is owned by the Tribune Company, and change the headline of a story.

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Keys faces a possible sentence of up to 25 years. His sentencing hearing has been set for January 20.

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