Former Reuters Journalist Convicted of Helping Anonymous To Hack Los Angeles Times Website.
Matthew Keys, age 28 from California was found guilty of giving login credentials to the Tribune Co.'s computer system.
Matthew will face up to 25 years in prison, and sentenced on 20 January 2016. He charged for computer hacking under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
According to FoxNews,
He was fired by Tribune-owned FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento two months before the Times' website was hacked, and federal prosecutors in Sacramento say he wanted payback. He was fired by the Reuters news agency after charges were filed in 2013.
A spokesman for Tribune Media Co, Gary Weitman, said: "We are pleased that the justice system worked. We will let today's verdict speak for itself."
Edward Snowden Tweeted
For defacing an @LATimes article for 40 minutes, journo @MatthewKeysLive faces 25 years. Years. #PrisonPolicy https://t.co/Ae9YszVEiH— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 7, 2015
Matthew also gives his reaction with tweeted,
About the Tribune CompanyThat was bullshit.— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) October 7, 2015
Tribune Company, is an American multimedia corporation that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Tribune Media is one of the largest television broadcasting companies, owning 39 television stations across the United States and operating three additional stations through local marketing agreements. Tribune Technology LLC, another subsidiary, manages the interactive operations of major daily newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times and their associated websites