Indian banks flawed, have been hacked several times: Legion

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Aside from consuming copious amount of drugs, next on the agenda of hacker group ‘Legion’, which recently hacked into the official Twitter handles of Vijay Mallya, Rahul Gandhi, Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar, is to target Loading …, which provides email services to government employees, and former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

In an encrypted chat interview with FactorDaily, Legionreportedly said: “Next is a dump of http://sansad-.nic.in emails. Which is — quite big. It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_”. While posting from one the Twitter handles they had hacked, the group also named Lalit Modi as an intended target.

In another conversation with Economic Times, Legionsaid the Indian banking system is “deeply flawed” and has been hacked several times. According to the report, Legion even revealed the financial institutions that have been hacked by them but ET refrained from publishing their names.

Legion has reportedly been pulling off hacks for ten years and have also been wanted by multiple international agencies.

Political motives?

Despite having hacked Rahul Gandhi’s account, the group, reportedly, does not have any political motives. The member interviewed by the Washington Post added that Legion wasn’t even interested in “political data” until a few weeks ago. The group describes itself as “anarchist”.

The FactorDaily reporter specifically asked the group’s member as to why they had not targeted any leaders or individuals affiliated to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The member made it clear that the group had no particular sympathy for the ruling party in India. “We will own them (BJP) too, when the time is right,” said the member.

The data picks the targets for them

While speaking to the Washington Post, the group’s member said that they were in possession of vast amounts, allegedly in the terabytes, of raw data and that the group had been sorting out data regarding public figures in the country. The member said that the “data was choosing the targets for them”. (read more)

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