Speaking about the development on Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacking fiasco, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that, “We asked Rahul Gandhi for account login details for assistance in probe, but no cooperation on this was given from his end.” Prasad had sought a detailed report on Rahul’s Twitter activity over the last one week and said that the Centre will find out the how the account got hacked.
Asked Rahul Gandhi fr account login details for assistance in probe(Twitter hacking),no cooperation on this from his end:Union Min RS Prasad pic.twitter.com/HlCznKGUhw
— ANI (@ANI_news) December 13, 2016
Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked a couple of weeks ago by a group of anonymous hackers who then hacked Congress official Twitter account and then flooded Twitter with derogatory tweets. After the probe, Delhi Police cyber cell identified five IP addresses from different countries from where these accounts were hacked. The same group, who touts themselves as Legion, claimed the hacking of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter account.
The information about the same was sent to Delhi Police by Twitter and the investigating team has written to the server heads of the following countries from where the IPs was traced. The tweets were reportedly generated from accounts based in the United States, Romania, Canada, Thailand and Sweden.
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In a report published by FactorDaily, one of the hackers has mentioned (on an secure messenger chat) that their next target is likely to be the sansad.nic.in emails which is quite big.
The Congress party has alleged that the attack was by ‘licensed trolls’ and reflected disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture. In the wake of above, the party was asked not to make a big issue of the hacking in parliament by Rahul Gandhi.