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Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar’s Twitter accounts hacked by ‘Legion’

Senior journalist Ravish Kumar’s official Twitter handle was hacked by ‘Legion’, hours after it hacked into the Twitter account of NDTV’s consulting editor Barkha Dutt.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2016 02:10 IST
Senior journalist Barkha Dutt’s Twitter account was hacked and offensive messages posted.
Senior journalist Barkha Dutt’s Twitter account was hacked and offensive messages posted.(HT File Photo)

Senior journalist Ravish Kumar’s official Twitter handle was hacked by ‘Legion’, hours after it hacked into the Twitter account of NDTV’s consulting editor Barkha Dutt.

In a series of tweets, the hackers said, “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 hacking group also said that the next series of online attack will be against former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi.

The hackers also posted what they said was official e-mail ID and password of Dutt. The hackers posted offensive messages threatening to make a “dump” of her e-mails soon.

The offensive tweets were deleted within a few minutes.

Earlier this week, “Legion” claimed responsibility for hacking Twitter account of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The group had also hacked into the official accounts of Congress party and party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi.