After Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar’s Twitter handle hacked by Legion

The latest series of online attacks comes days after the same group hacked Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi, Indian National Congress and industrialist Vijay Mallya.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2016 7:31 am
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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 legion_group@sigaint.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.

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    Saurabh
    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:13 am
    BJP will go to any extend to destroy truth.
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      Wen
      Dec 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm
      Providing security for twitter or email services is not responsibility of any government in the world
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        Ajeet
        Dec 11, 2016 at 12:28 am
        BJP which is misusing media through the influence of Ambani, Adani, and others. NDTV and Indian Express the only independent, unbaised and neutral media left in the country. That's why they are the target of Dictatorial Regime in power. Everyone knows how Arnab Goswami, Naresh Chandra, Rajat Sharma and many others like them selling BJP and Modi fake propaa day night but people are educated and they being exposed.
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        akbar khan
        Dec 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm
        Barkha Dutt has a badly sullied public image - as a journalist regarded widely as unethical, immoral, given to shady and sharp practices, and downright a disgrace to the profession of journalism. NDTV also has become identified with the the most reprehensible characteristics of unethical news output - guilty of willful biased and misleading news management as well as underhand and illegal financial deals. Therefore, if someone blows the lid off their hidden shenanigans, it is something wheartedly to be welcomed.
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          Currently Amma
          Dec 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm
          Shame on Indian Government. They should have find the people and put their faces on Newspaper. Where is security in online, they are talking about digital payments. Possibility they would operate from other countries to avoid legal problems.
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          Ankush Dey
          Dec 11, 2016 at 6:12 am
          Is it true that Barkha was involved in govt formation influence exercise back in UPA period - Radia tape disclosure, and behaved as king maker ????
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            Achoot
            Dec 11, 2016 at 3:30 am
            why don't they hack Modi's account ?
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              ritesh
              Dec 11, 2016 at 7:48 am
              If they are good hackers they should be hacking into stani govt , military and terrorist networks and exposing their dark secrets . lt;br/gt;what is the use of hacking pappu and indian journos and simply abusing them ? what does that achieve ? lt;br/gt;it is no better than spraying offensive graffiti on someone else' property .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There are already enough people on twitter to hurl abuses at all non-BJP supporters.
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