Friday, March 15, 2013

Reuters social media editor is charged after 'giving Anonymous hackers the password log-ins for his old job so that they could change a L.A. Times story'

Federal officials on Thursday charged a social media editor for the Reuters news service with conspiring with the group 'Anonymous' to hack into and alter an online Los Angeles Times news story.

Matthew Keys gave Anonymous members log-in credentials to the computer network of Tribune Co., which owns the Times, in December 2010, the FBI said.

Keys, 26, told the hacker to 'go f*** some s*** up' on The Los Angeles Times website after being fired from a Sacremento news station that was also owned by the Tribune Co. two months prior.