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Hacker Group Legion Claims Their Next Target Is sansad.nic.in

They have so far successfully hacked several accounts without being caught.

13/12/2016 8:26 AM IST | Updated 13/12/2016 9:50 AM IST
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If you have followed the news last week, the name Legion should ring a bell. They hacked the Twitter accounts and email servers of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress Party last week. In their latest stunt, they hacked the Twitter accounts of journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar. They have also targeted business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

While these hacks show how vulnerable we really are in the virtual world, Legion has declared its latest target -- sansad.nic.in.

In an exclusive interview with Factordaily.com, they said, "Next is a dump of sansad.nic.in emails.Which is – quite big. It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_"

In the same interview, Legion members claimed that anything online could be broken when they were asked if the BJP and Narendra Modi's accounts had bulletproof security online. "This is the internet. Anything can be made can be broken. Nothing is secure," they said.

In an interview with The Washington Post earlier, Legion had revealed that they had a hold on more than 40,000 servers in India.

They said in the interview that many of its victims practiced poor online security habits and that Vijay Mallya had saved his back details as notes in his email. While they said that they had no political agenda, they said they would also want the hack accounts of former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

After hacking of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi accounts, PTI had quoted The Economic Offences Wing as saying, "We have got to know that the IP addresses from where the accounts were accessed don't fall under our jurisdiction. The Twitter handle logs show both the accounts were operated from five countries - Sweden, Romania, the US, Canada and Thailand."

The group in The Washington Post interview had also indicated that they had details about J Jayalalithaa because they had control over the servers of the Apollo Hospital. They have also said that that drugs and electronic music are among their greatest passions.

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