Legion Hacked Senior Journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar’s Twitter Accounts

Twitter Accounts: After hacking into the Twitter official accounts of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Party and then the industrialist Vijay Mallya, now two NDTV Journalists’ accounts for has reportedly been hacked. From NDTV, it was Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt Twitter accounts were Hacked. It is also believed that one of the journalist’s email account and password has also been made public.

Legion Hacked Senior Journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar’s Twitter Accounts

Legion Hacked Senior journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar’s Twitter Accounts

On Sunday, the hackers reportedly identified themselves as ‘Legion’ and explained their actions through a statement that they posted. They tweeted “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 hacker group posted a series of tweets on the journalist Ravish Kumar’s Twitter account. The hackers also made public Barkha Dutt’s email address and password by posting online apart from posting abusive tweets too. The hacker group also hailed their own actions, tweeting, “Long Live the Legion.” The two journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar did not directly respond to the hacked incident like the rest of the hacking victims did.

The hackers also went ahead and announced about their next target. They mentioned in the Tweets that their next target was the IPL founder and businessman Mr. Lalit Modi. NDTV Tweeted in response to the hackers. The statement read, “Email, Twitter accounts of senior NDTV journalists has been hacked. Attempts are being made to use emails out of context. We are asking relevant authorities, including courts, to take strong action.”

It turns out that this is the same group that hacked the Official Twitter Accounts of the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, then the Congress Party Official Twitter Account itself. Later the same group hacked the liquor baron Vijay Mallya Twitter account itself. The Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) reportedly revealed that the hacking for the Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter account was operated from 5 different countries around the world. The countries included – the US, Sweden, Romania, Canada and Thailand. There was no more information about the hackers called Legion Group.

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