Reuters Editor Charged with Helping Anonymous Hack the LA Times Website

Steve Neavling 

A 26-year-old Reuters editor is charged with helping computer hacker, Anonymous, break into the LA Times’ website, the Huffington Post reports.

It’s not that Matthew Keys was trying to keep his relationship with Anonymous a secret.

According to the Huffington Post, Keys boasted on a blog in March 2011 that he chatted with “top level hackers within Anonymous.”

“I identified myself as a journalist during my interaction with the top-level Anonymous hackers and at no time did I offer said individuals any agreement of confidentiality,” he wrote. “In fact, I asked several of them for their feelings should they be exposed. They seemed, by and large, indifferent.”

Keys faces up to 25 years in prison on charges he conspired with Anonymous to hack the LA Times site by giving the underground group usernames and passwords to alter the site.

Leave a Reply