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Reuters Editor Indicted for Helping Hackers Break Into Tribune Co.

A Reuters social media editor on Thursday was charged with helping hackers break into the Tribune Co.’s network shortly after he was fired from a Sacramento television station in Fall 2010.

A U.S. Eastern District grand jury in Sacramento handed down a three-count indictment against Matthew Keys, 26, of Secaucas, N.J., for conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer and transmitting or attempting to transmit that information. The combined counts carry a potential penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment and $750,000 in fines.

Reuters Editor Indicted for Allegedly Helping Hackers Break Into Tribune Co.

UPDATE — One of Matthew Keys’ lawyers told The Huffington Post on Friday that his client was working as an “undercover” journalist when he engaged members of Anonymous in an IRC channel offering login credentials for Tribune Co. servers.

Keys, 26, of Secaucas, N.J., was suspended with pay from Reuters news service on Thursday after the social media editor was charged with helping hackers break into the Tribune Co.’s network shortly after he was fired from a Sacramento television station in Fall 2010.


Two days after the group Anonymous boasted it had broken into a government Web site and had the data dump to prove it, the U.S. Federal Reserve admitted it was hacked.”The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a spokeswoman told Reuters Tuesday. “Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system.”

Hacktivist collective Team Ghostshell is claiming this morning to have spilled 1.6 million accounts from a handful of companies in the aerospace, nanotechnology, banking, law, education and government realm, a hack the group deems Project White Fox.The group claims White Fox is its “final stand” this year in a lengthy diatribe posted to  Pastebin. The post goes on about internet freedom, espionage and trolling before addressing the actual leak.

Several Web sites in Sweden, including the nation’s central bank and two government affiliates, were hit with attacks this week, supposedly in retaliation for a police raid on an Internet company tied to The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest file sharing site.That site also was offline until Wednesday, but its officials say it was due to broken Power Distribution Unit.

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