Ravish Kumar, Barkha Dutt latest victims of Twitter hacking
After journalist Barkha Dutt’s Twitter account was hacked by a group calling itself ‘Legion’, the Twitter account of another senior journalist from the same news organisation Ravish Kumar’s twitter account was hacked by the same group on Sunday.
The group used Ravish Kumar’s twitter handle and posted a series of tweets claiming that they do not just hack accounts but also look into data and make it available to the public.
Furthermore, the group went onto claim that they would next hack Lalit Modi’s account, the 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. They had also claimed that they had access to 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 the group of hacking into the Twitter accounts of various journalists, politicians and businessmen at 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.”
The private news organisation, in a written statement to the media, has said that they would approach the concerned authorities, including the courts, regarding the issues.
So far, Delhi Police have not received any complaint regarding the matter. Senior police officials from the Cyber Cell are reportedly waiting for a written complaint.
This is not the first time that the group has been involved in the hacking of high profile Twitter accounts, as the accounts of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his party were hacked and a series of profane and offensive tweets followed.
Later, Vijay Mallya’s account was hacked and information about the cars he allegedly owned and passwords for his online accounts, his emails were allegedly ‘dumped’ on a particular website.