Full interview: Matthew Keys, journalist convicted in hacking case

Molly Wood Apr 15, 2016
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Full interview: Matthew Keys, journalist convicted in hacking case

Molly Wood Apr 15, 2016
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Former social media editor and journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced to two years in prison this week. He was convicted last year of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after he gave login credentials to the hacking group Anonymous in 2010, goading them into defacing the The Los Angeles Times website.

Keys says he’s innocent and that the CFAA is fundamentally flawed. The U. S. Attorney of the Eastern District of California, which prosecuted the case, disagrees, stating “This was simply a case about a disgruntled employee who used his technical skills to taunt and torment his former employer.”

Keys was willing to speak with us about his case  listen to the full interview above. 

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