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Jail for U.S Reporter who Assisted Anonymous Hackers


A United States of America judge announced a 2-yr jail serving to Matthew Keys a journalist because he allegedly assisted members of the hacking gang Anonymous acquire admission into an ex-employer's computers, said one U.S. Department-of-Justice spokeswoman April 13, 2016.

The indictment on Keys was done during 2013 because he connived towards causing destruction of one protected PC as well as 2 more counts, following getting blamed for facilitating hackers with admission into the PCs of Tribune during December 2010. A jury from California court found Keys guilty in October 2015.

When the hearing finished after an overtly lengthy prosecution, Kimberly J. Mueller a United States District Judge ordered 29-yr-old Keys for surrendering on 15th June and start serving the jail sentence.

Following the hearing, Jason Leiderman Defense Attorney said to reporters that Tor Ekeland Co-counsel along with Leiderman himself would request Mueller for holding the sentence till after one appeal to ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

But according to the federation, there was more harm Keys had tried doing while had behaved conceitedly as also with hatred. According to an erstwhile news director of KTXL within one letter that Matthew Segal Assistant United States Attorney read on Wednesday, Keys was a terrorist rather than a journalist.

The indictment further stated that during 2010, just when Keys resigned from working with a Sacramento, California-based TV station which Tribune owned, after an argument with his supervisor, Anonymous hackers altered a story that the Los Angeles Times' online site of Tribune posted.

Keys, contended prosecutors, instigated the hackers after providing them a password. But according to Key's lawyer, Keys worked like a professional journalist who tried collecting information regarding Anonymous' members. Ibnlive.com posted this, April 15, 2016.

Prosecutors blamed Keys that he collected different KTXL subscribers' e-mails followed with dispatching them spam, while attempting at creating dispute between the subscribers and the television station.

Moreover, Keys was ordered that seven days prior to handing himself for serving jail, he must again appear before court when the financial losses would be decided due to LA Times ever-since the hack of 2010.

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