Tribune Co.

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March 15, 2013
Sacramento , CA
United States
California US
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A former employee revealed a password and username combination for Tribune Co. to hackers.  The hackers were part of anonymous and used the information to access Tribune Co.'s servers in 2010.  A number of online stories that had been published through Tribune Co. were defaced by hackers as a result.  

The former employee of a TV station owned by Tribune Co. was indicted on charges of conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer, transmission of malicious code, and attempted transmission of malicious code.

UPDATE (04/23/2013): The former employee worked at Reuters as a deputy social media editor at the time of the cyber attack.  He was fired from Reuters in April of 2013.