10/12/2016 11:57 PM IST | Updated 11/12/2016 10:58 AM IST

Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar's Twitter Accounts Hacked By The Hacker Group Legion

After taking control of the Rahul Gandhi and Vijay Mallya's accounts in past few days Legion targets NDTV journalists.

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Anonymous teenager in mask on internet at night

In a continuous series of hacks by the group Legion, NDTV journalist Barkha Dutt's Twitter account was targeted this night. The hacker group posted the credentials to her email account as well the partial email dump on the microblogging website.

Legion posted a series of tweets declaring the control over the account which were later deleted. It also threatened to hack more accounts with the growing size of the bot network.


Later, the group hacked the account of another senior journalist Ravish Kumar from NDTV. Although his account was inactive from last year, the hackers posted several messages on the Twitter account.


On Friday, the hacker group also took over UB group chairman Vijay Mallya's account. It also posted the dump of Mallya's bank statements, passport details, list of property and cars owned and other transactions. The group claimed that the 32 MB dump was just a trailer and it is going to release a mega dump of 1 GB soon.

Earlier, the same group had hacked the Twitter accounts of Rahul Gandhi and Indian National congress. The group is using a dark web email service called Sigiant asking people for information or tips about the accounts. It is still not clear that if the group is inspired from the Legion of Doom hackers which were active in the 90s.