Journalist from Secaucus accused in alleged hacking conspiracy
Mar 15, 2013 | 4297 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print

SECAUCUS -- In a story that has gotten wide media play, a 26-year-old man from Secaucus, Matthew Keys, has been charged by the federal government with conspiring to hack into Tribune media web sites.

Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters, is accused of giving login information used by his former employers -- Tribune -- to a hacker group in 2010. The group allegedly hacked into the Los Angeles Times web site to change a story.

Keys reportedly faces up to 25 years in prison.

News sources quoted his Twitter feed as saying, in reference to his indictment, "I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I'm going to take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual."

The press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office can be found here. A Twitter feed apparently belonging to Keys is here.

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March 16, 2013
O.K. let me get this straight. This guy from Secaucus worked at one time for Tribune media and after he left no one in I.T. did anything to deactivate his passwords for system access. This guy is facing 25 years for giving to a hacker group, allegedly the group known as Anonymous an old password.

I think maybe someone at Tribune media should get 25 years for stupidity. What kind of internet security do they have> Seems like zero minus.