Hope you all are going well but few of our India’s Bigwigs are not.
“As a young boy, I was taught in high school that Hacking was cool”
Is the quote mentioned above true? No! not really.
The hackers just do it for their joy, passion, and money like infinite reasons and once they finish doing it the real game begins. The target has to suffer a lot and now same is happening here. A few days ago there was a headline in the ‘Economic Times‘, “Who is ‘Legion’ that hacked into Mallya, Rahul’s Twitter accounts?”
They entered into the Twitter accounts of the Congress Party, its vice president Rahul Gandhi, controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya, TV journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar has finally come out in the open and has warned that their next target is former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi.
Coming up next @LalitKModi leaks. Stay tuned.
– The Legion’s twetted.
Through an encrypted instant-messaging software, “Legion” said the group has access to servers like that of Apollo Hospitals and it was unsure about releasing data from those servers because it might cause “chaos” in India.
“Legion wasn’t even interested in ‘political data’ until a few weeks ago. …the group was in possession of several terabytes of raw data concerning all sorts of ‘interests’ and that within that drove the hackers had identified gigabytes worth of information relating to Indian public figures,” the report quoted the user marked LC from “Legion Crew” as saying.
“When I asked him how they came into possession of so many data, he was vague, and said they just ended up with access to over 40k+ servers in India, ‘and we decided — hey, why not write a tool to sift through them for interesting data’,” said Max Bearak who writes about foreign affairs for the Washington Post.
“He said the data was choosing the targets for them, not the other way around. Whatever they were finding, they aimed to release. From Dutt’s Twitter account, they shared a link to a ‘partial’ data dump of approximately 1.2 gigabytes of her emails,” Bearak said.
“As for upcoming targets, LC indicated that he and his fellow hackers had their sights set on bigger things,” the report said.
As they hacked the Twitter accounts from India, the group sought public support claiming that they will be doing more such cracking in the coming weeks.
“Support Legion. We will bring you the info needed to bring these criminals to justice,” a tweet said.
“This is just a partial dump. More data will be coming over the course of a few days 😉 We are Legion,” another tweet from the group said.
Is it a group or an Individual still not revealed but the term ‘Legion’ is becoming a tag in the World of Hacking.
If you remember or have little knowledge about hacking there was a famous US-based hackers group called “Legion of Doom” (LOD) founded by Lex Luthor which was active in the late 90’s. LOD is ranked as one of the most influential hacking groups in the history of technology.
We still don’t know if “Legion” is inspired by ‘Legion of Doom’ but it looks well versed with the dark world of web and is using whatever it can to launch cyber attacks anywhere in the world, including in India.
The Country sleeps without thinking what will happen the very next morning they woke up but if same will happen for few more days or to say with few more people it will create a very big chaos.
1000 words are quite less in number to express & explain so now techie scoops will be coming with the Next article on ‘The Washington Post’ the chat with one of the Legion’s official i.e ‘LC’ & ‘M‘ and more.
So here the Question is to you Reader’s is the Legion Activists of the Hacktivists?
& Why only Bigwigs? not others.
*Just Comment below and Stay connected till the next article comes out.*
“I got so passionate about technology. Hacking to me was like a video game. It was about getting trophies. I just kept going on and on, despite all the trouble I was getting into because I was hooked” say’s Kevin Mitnick
Article By Saurabh Sharma