The hacker group legion, who have already started giving the Indian government sleepless nights and was behind the 4 high profile twitter account hacks including Congress Party’s vice president Rahul Gandhi, liquor baron Vijay Mallya and senior NDTV journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar finally gave light on their identity.
The group now says that they have their eyes set on sansad.nic.in — which provides email services to government employees.
“Next is a dump of sansad-.nic.in emails. Which is — quite big. It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_,” one of the Legion member told to a tech news website -Factordaily.com, in an encrypted chat interview.
In another interview with The Washington Post on Monday, also through an encrypted messaging software, Legion said they also had access to servers of Apollo Hospitals and they were unsure about releasing data from it because it might create “Chaos” in the country.
“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 trove 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 much 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.
The hacker group Legion also claimed that India’s digital banking systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
“We… ourselves have confidential data pertaining to NPCI /IDRBT (hub servers, and even have the encryption keys/ certificates used by some banks in India,” Legion said. However the group said that they were not particular;y interested in exploiting this weakness.
“Support Legion. We will bring you the info needed to bring these criminals to justice,” a tweet said earlier.
“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.
The group sought public support claiming that they will be doing more such cracking in the coming weeks.
Through their tweets on the compromised Twitter accounts, Legion has also threatened to leak data of former IPL chairperson Lalit Modi.