A journalist accused of helping a rogue hacking group briefly take control of the Los Angeles Times website was convicted by a federal jury in California on Wednesday.

Matthew Keys, 28, of Vacaville, California, was convicted of conspiracy to make unauthorized changes to a computer, transmitting malicious code and attempted transmission of malicious code, according to the Department of Justice.

One of Keys’ attorneys, Jay Leiderman, wrote on Twitter that “we’ll proceed forward to sentencing and look forward to appealing this verdict.”

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