Journalist jailed for two years for helping Anonymous hack the computer system of his former employer, the LA Times Journalist Matthew Keys has been sentenced to two years in prison, after he was convicted of helping the Anonymous hacking collective gain access to the computer systems of Tribune Media. Tribune Media was the former employer of Keys, and it owns a number of media outlets in the United States including the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Disgruntled Employee? It also owned KTXL FOX40, a Sacramento television station, where Keys used to work as a web producer and network site administrator before he was reportedly fired. Key then joined the Reuters news agency as deputy social media editor, before he was charged in March 2013 for conspiring with Anonymous to help break into systems of his previous company. He was accused of handing over his login details for the Tribune Company in 2010 in an online chatroom to an Anonymous hacker, who then accessed the Tribune Content Management System (CMS) and changed the headline of a 2010 LA Times story. The change itself was reportedly relatively trivial, as the hacker simply changed the LA Times article headline […]
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