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  1. Hours after Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar’s Twitter handle hacked

Hours after Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar’s Twitter handle hacked

Hours after consulting editor of NDTV Barkha Dutt' twitter account was hacked by a group called ‘Legion’, it also hacked her colleague and Senior journalist Ravish Kumar’s official account

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 11, 2016 10:58 AM
Ravish Kumar during prime time on NDTV. Ravish Kumar during prime time on NDTV.

Hours after consulting editor of NDTV Barkha Dutt’ twitter account was hacked by a group called ‘Legion’, it also hacked her colleague and Senior journalist Ravish Kumar’s official account on the social media site. Defending its actions, the hackers said that use twitter to reach the public and they don’t just hack twitter accounts, but also go through data. The group futher warned that that the next series of online attack will be against former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi.

However, the tweets were removed from the Twitter. This group had earlier hacked Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi, Indian National Congress and industrialist Vijay Mallya.The hackers also tweeted Barkha Dutt’s email address and its password. While glorifying it said“Long live the legion”. The tweets were deleted immediately. However, a tweet saying “Remember kids, e-mail us at legion_group@sigaint.org if you have useful information or sp00lz” is still pinned on top, a report in ‘The Indian Express’ has said.

Fe days back, the group had shared liquor baron Mallya’s address and phone number in London as also some documents on his investment and other details related to his residency in London. As per the hackers, they have launched a fight against ‘corrupt’ people. They had also said that that they will release a couple of documents in next few days and will also release Congress emails on New Year.

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