Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Chared With Allegedly Assisting Anonymous
A few years ago I was in a very similar position for a very large news organization. I made different decisions. Tracking the differences between the web’s reaction and traditional media’s reaction to the metastory will by interesting…
Matthew Keys, a deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters, has been charged in an indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into a Tribune Company website, the Justice Department announced today.
Keys, a former web producer for the Tribune Co-owned television station KTXL FOX 40, in Sacramento, Calif., was charged with providing members of the group with log-in credentials for a computer server belonging to the Tribune Co., according to the DoJ’s press release.
In case you’d like to read the indictment, here it is.
Quick statement: Matt’s a good friend, and we’ve worked closely together for a couple of years, bouncing ideas off of one another and the whole bit. I talked to him three hours ago. The rest of the staff had no knowledge of this situation, and we offer no other statement other than to hope that one of our favorite people is OK. Good luck, Matt. — Ernie @ SFB
EDIT: Reworded to clarify.