Prosecutors said the former Reuters social media editor had sought revenge on his former employer.
Its vague wording often leads to outlandish maximum sentences for hackers -- and some lawmakers want them to be even stricter.
Keys faces up to 25 years in prison.
Matthew Keys, the Reuters editor who is under indictment for his alleged collaboration with the Anonymous hacking group, was fired on Monday.
Tim Stenovec joins HuffPost Live to discuss how people live-tweeting police scanners are complicating the pursuit of Dzhokar Tsarnaev.