Senior Journalists Barkha, Ravish Twitter accounts hacked
Hackers further warned that next account on target is former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi.
Senior Journalists Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt became the next target for "Legion" who has recently hacked official twitter accounts of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, official twitter account of Congress and liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
In a series of tweets yesterday, the hackers 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.” On Ravish Kumar's handle, they claimed to be holding 1 TB of confidential data.
They further warned that next account on target is former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi.
On Barkha Dutt's handle, they posted what they said was official e-mail ID and password of Dutt. The hackers posted offensive messages threatening to make a “dump” of her e-mails soon.
The offensive tweets were deleted within a few minutes.
Earlier, "Legion" had taken responsibility for hacking twitter accounts of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, official accounts of Congress party and Rahul Gandhi.
The group posted series of tweets on Gandhi's account for 66 minutes.
Official account of Congress was also misused.
Vijay Mallya informed on twitter that his account had been hacked.
My account has been hacked by some one called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this .
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 8, 2016