Reuters Suspends Matthew Keys

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Reuters is apparently sympathetic of Matthew Keys’s plight. The company has suspended its deputy social-media editor with pay after he was indicted Thursday for allegedly conspiring with the hacking collective Anonymous. The government alleges that Keys helped Anonymous gain access to the Tribune Co. in December 2010 by providing log-in information after he was fired by the company. Anonymous then used the info to hack into the Los Angeles Times and tweak a news story. Though technically still employed at Reuters, Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. He will be arraigned April 12, and his lawyer said on Friday that Keys “maintains his innocence.”