Reuters social media editor charged with helping Anonymous vandalize the LA Times website


The US Department of Justice has charged a former web producer with conspiring with the hacking group Anonymous in order to gain access to sites owned by the Tribune Company. According to a statement, the DOJ has filed charges against 26-year-old Matthew Keys. Keys worked at KTXL FOX40 News as a web producer in 2010, but was fired in October of that year. The DOJ alleges that Keys provided login credentials for a server owner by the Tribune Company, KTXL’s corporate parent, the following December.

A LinkedIn profile under Keys’ name confirms the employment dates mentioned in the DOJ statement, and identify him as a current employee of Reuters, where he serves as the news organization’s deputy social media editor (Ryan J. Reilly of the H…

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