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Top scribes’ Twitter accounts hacked

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Published : Dec 12, 2016, 1:11 am IST
Updated : Dec 12, 2016, 2:57 am IST

Ravish Kumar in his latest blog has said that people should make all efforts to find out who the group of hackers are.

Legion hacked the Twitter accounts of senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt (Photo: YouTube screengrab)
 Legion hacked the Twitter accounts of senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt (Photo: YouTube screengrab)

New Delhi: After hacking twitter accounts of Rahul Gandhi, the Congress and Vijay Mallya, the group that identifies itself as “Legion” added two new victims to its list on Saturday after it hacked accounts of NDTV journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar.

The group used Ravish Kumar’s twitter handle and tweeted a series of tweets claiming that they do not just hack accounts but also look into data and make it available to the public.

 

“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 group posted a tweet signing “Legion”.

The group went onto claim that they would hack Lalit Modi, former chairman and commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“Coming up next - @LalitKModiLeaks. Stay tuned,” the tweet read.

The group had earlier hacked into Barkha Dutt’s twitter account and had posted a series of offensive tweets and had also claimed that they had access to Barkha Dutt’s email account and password and would leak all her mails. The offensive tweets have since been deleted.

 

The group came under fire as many people had accused it of hacking into the twitter accounts of various journalists, politicians and businessman on the behest of the Central government. However, the group went onto refute the charges in a tweet which read, “ We do not work for @BJP4India or @PMOIndia -signed Legion.”

So far the Delhi police has not recovered any complaint regarding the matter as senior police officials from cyber cell are waiting for a written complaint. The police said that it has not received any complaint in the case.

Reacting strongly against the hacking, Ravish Kumar in his latest blog has said that people should make all efforts to find out who the group of hackers are. “Whoever is trying to scare journalists are actually trying to scare the public,” he said in his blog.

 

He further said that his name must be creating such fear in the minds of these people that they resort to such abusive language on his twitter handle.

 “You can imagine the fear of my words among these group that even though I have stopped tweeting for last one year, trolls still come to abuse me on my timeline,” he said.

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