Senior journalist Ravish Kumar’s official Twitter handle was hacked by a group called ‘Legion’, hours after it hacked into the Twitter account of his colleague and consulting editor of NDTV Barkha Dutt. Defending its actions, the hackers on Sunday said, “We use twitter as a means to reach the public. We don’t just hack twitter accounts. Go through the data and find out.”
The hacking group also warned that the next series of online attack will be against former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi. “Coming up next -@LalitKModi leaks. Stay tuned.”
The tweets, however, were removed from the official handle immediately. This comes days after the same group hacked Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi, Indian National Congress and industrialist Vijay Mallya.
The hackers had also tweeted out Dutt’s email address and its password, while glorifying the group saying “Long live the legion”. The tweets, which contained offensive language, were deleted immediately. However, a tweet saying “Remember kids, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have useful information or sp00lz” is still pinned on top.
Earlier this week, the group had shared liquor baron Mallya’s address and phone number in London in addition to some documents on his investment and other details pertaining to his residency in London. According to the hackers, they have launched a fight against ‘corrupt’ people. They had also tweeted that they’ll release a couple of documents over the next few days and will also release Congress emails on New Year.