Reuters Editor Indicted For Conspiring With Hacker Group, Anonymous

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Thomson Reuter’s Deputy Editor of Social Media, Matthew Keys, has been indicted for allegedly conspiring with hacktivist group, “Anonymous.” According to the Department of Justice, “Keys provided members of the hacker group Anonymous with log-in credentials for a computer server belonging to KTXL FOX 40’s corporate parent, the Tribune Company.”

The indictment includes allegations of aiding hackers in defacing the Los Angeles Times websites. “That was such a buzz having my edit on the LA Times,” wrote a co-conspirator to Keys in a conversation intercepted by the Justice Department [PDF].

“If convicted, Keys faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for each count,” concludes the Justice Department memo.

As of this writing, Keys’ Twitter account was active an hour ago and still includes his credentials as a Reuters employee in the bio. More as this story develops.