In yet another attack on celebrity Twitter accounts, senior journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar's handles were hacked on Saturday night.
The hackers posted offensive tweets and also put out Dutt’s emails
BREAKING: Barkha Dutt's Official Twitter Account Hacked By #Legion.Email Dumps & Passwords Revealed. #AccheDin Aa Gaye. #BarkhaHacked pic.twitter.com/2UIs7wqDIs— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 10, 2016
'Legion', the group behind similar attacks on the accounts of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and business magnate Vijay Mallya, claimed responsibility for the incident.
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 tweets were immediately deleted and both Twitter accounts have been restored.
After the online attacks on its journalists, NDTV posted a statement asking courts to take strong action in the matter.
Email, Twitter accounts of senior NDTV journalists have been hacked. Attempts being made to use emails out of context. 1/2— NDTV (@ndtv) December 10, 2016
The hacking group also warned that the next online attack will be against former IPL chairman Lalit K Modi.