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NEWS - March 15, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 3/15/13 4:56 AM

Thomson Reuters Editor Is Charged in Hacking of News Site

Matthew Keys, a 26-year-old deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters, has been charged with assisting the hacking collective Anonymous in an attack on the Web site of The Los Angeles Times, the Justice Department said Thursday.

A federal indictment of Mr. Keys, formerly a Web producer at KTXL Fox 40, which, like The Los Angeles Times, is owned by the Tribune Company, said that he went by a user name of "AESCracked" and assisted in a cyberattack on the newspaper's Web site. The attack reportedly allowed the group to gain access and alter a news feature.

The three-count indictment includes charges that Mr. Keys provided Anonymous with login information for computers owned by the Tribune Company. The indictment also states that he encouraged the hackers, with whom he worked from Dec. 10 to Dec. 15, 2010, to log on to the Tribune Company server "to make unauthorized changes to Web sites" owned by the company and "to damage computer systems" used at the Tribune Company.

Continued : http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/thomson-reuters-editor-indicted-on-charges-of-aiding-hackers-group/

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