One of Reuters social media editor, Matthew Keys, has been charged with conspiring with hacker group Anonymous to break into a website of a former employer, the Tribune Company, says a report by BBC. Login credentials of the company server was given to Anonymous members by Mathew.
US court has charged Mr. Keys with conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer; transmitting information to damage a protected computer and attempted transmission of information to damage a protected computer. Mr Keys had interacted with the hacker who claimed credit for the defacement of the Los Angeles Times website.
Mr Keys could faces up to 10 years in jail, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for each count.