Journalist Matthew Keys, who was convicted in October on three counts of computer hacking, was sentenced to 24 months in prison today.
Keys was convicted of giving Anonymous-linked hackers the login credentials to the Los Angeles Times website. Those credentials were used to deface a headline on one article, making it read: "Pressure builds in House to elect CHIPPY 1337."
The federal government was seeking a five-year prison term.
The sentencing turned out to be more dramatic than expected, and, for a moment, looked as if the judge may be lenient with Keys's sentence.
Sarah Jeong, a Motherboard reporter, livetweeted the trial.
The Daily Dot has reached out to Keys's lawyer, Jay Liderman, and will update should we hear back.