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Journalist charged with hacking

4 years 2 months 6 days ago March 21, 2013 Mar 21, 2013 Thursday, March 21 2013 March 21, 2013 7:08 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

LOS ANGELES- A social media director at Reuters accused of conspiring with hackers to change a Los Angeles Times story took to Facebook tp say he's innocent. Matthew Keys is accused by federal prosecutors of giving the hacking group Anonymous login information to access the computer system of the Tribune Co., the Times parent company. Keys posted on Facebook he "did not give a username and a password to anyone." He was indicted last week where prosecutors say a Times article posted in December of 2010 was changed by hackers. Keys is 26 and is now suspended from his job. He also wrote on Facebook he did not conspire to damage a protected computer or cause transmission of malicious code, which is also in the indictment.

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