Matthew Keys, An American journalist, has been found guilty of helping Anonymous deface the Los Angeles Times’ website, according to the BBC. Prosecutors said he gave hackers a password for the website and encouraged Anonymous, on chatting platforms.
The verdict has ignited comment on social media websites. Keys’ supporters say he has been penalized for a minor offense.
A Justice Department spokesperson said the sentence would likely be less than five years, according to the BBC. Keys faced up to 25 years. The sentencing will be January 20.
Keys’ lawyer, Jay Leiderman, said he will appeal the verdict, according to The Los Angeles Times. Leiderman said Keys [...]