Appropriately, Keys joined the conversation himself, tweeting: “I am fine. I
found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I’m going to
take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual.” to his 24,000 followers.
Reuters said only that it was “aware” of the charges, which are alleged to
have happened in December 2010, a year before he joined the international
According to the indictment, Keys was fired from his job at Fox 40, a
Californian station owned by same Tribune Company that owns the Los Angeles
Times and a number of other papers.
In late 2010, he reportedly began speaking to internet hackers from the group
Anonymous and helped them gain access to the Los Angeles Times’s computer
The hacker, under the username ngarcia, changed the headline of a story to
read “Pressure builds in House to elect CHIPPY 1337”.
The story’s opening sentence was also altered to read: “House Democratic
leader Steny Hoyer sees ‘very good things’ in the deal which will see uber
skid Chippy 1337 take his rightful place, as head of the Senate, reluctant
House Democrats told to SUCK IT UP.”
Reuters journalist charged with hacking – Telegraph.co.uk