“Radio Matthew” accused of conspiring to hack

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One time friend of this here web log, Matthew Keys (“Radio Matthew”), was indicted on Thursday in Sacramento for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Co. website.

Oddly enough, Matthew wasn’t the first to report this story as he found out about the charges via Twitter.

If convicted, Keys could face up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for each of the two substantive counts, according to federal authorities. The conspiracy count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by the Sacramento and Los Angeles field offices of the FBI. It is being prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Yowza. Judging by his Twitter account, Matthew has a lot of support from his followers and appears to be doing just fine. Details are obviously sketchy, so who knows what the hell actually happened. I just think it is cool that an old school follower of the Sac Rag has gone big time.

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7 Responses to “Radio Matthew” accused of conspiring to hack

  1. Runnergirl says:

    In honor of all things old school Sac Rag, I’m enjoying the region’s best Thai soup for lunch.

  2. Samalamadingdong says:

    Just FYI, an Anonymous co-founder & FBI snitch outed him publicly on Twitter for this two years ago. I’m surprised it took this long for charges to be brought. re: https://twitter.com/anonymouSabu/status/50036860407386112

  3. CoolDMZ says:

    Could really go for an old school Rag binge. Maybe The Jakkit will go on a crime spree.

    Also: Lynn!

  4. plumwin says:

    Damn you! Now I have to go back and read a bunch of old posts so I can remember why he irked me so much.

  5. Stickie says:


  6. hecubus says:

    Wow, serious old-school. Any criminal updates on Turty Squip?

  7. CoolDMZ says:

    Nothing on Turty Squip has hit the wires but someone was trying to steal some geese recently…