Updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 1:33 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 1:33 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Reuters social media editor accused of conspiring with hackers to deface a Los Angeles Times story has posted a statement on Facebook saying he did not commit the crimes he's accused of.
Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Matthew Keys provided the hacking group Anonymous with login information to access the computer system of The Tribune Co., the Times' parent company.
According to the indictment handed down last week, a hacker altered a Times article posted in December 2010.
Keys posted on Facebook late Wednesday that he "did not give a username and a password to anyone." He also says he did not conspire to damage a protected computer or cause transmission of malicious code, as the indictment states.
Reuters hired Keys in 2012. He has been suspended from his job.
Opinions that are derogatory, attack other users or are offensive in nature may be removed. WAVY is not responsible for the content posted in this comment section. We reserve the right to remove any offensive or off-topic remark or thread. To mark a comment for review by a moderator, click "Flag as inappropriate."