Legion hacker claims mail leak of 74,000 chartered accountants
He could be an 18-year-old somewhere in India. Or so, this individual says. And he is part of Legion, the hacker group that has got India’s attention after several high-profile Email and Twitter hacks, and some intensive data dumps. Upon Wednesday evening, he distributed with TOI a collection of what he promises are email addresses and passwords of practically seventy 4,000 chartered accountants in the country.
Over an encrypted text chat, the hacker also claimed to obtain already compromised the medical data of former IPL chief Lalit Modi, and the sansad.nic.in domain name, though the data is yet to be left. Within a veiled danger, he also said Delhi Police should strengthen their own passwords rather than try to catch them.
“We have dumpz (sic) from all the main organizations… all the major banking institutions and passwords… of all da chartered accountants in INDIA. And those that had the same pw on Dropbox? Too bad, they got owned (compromised) and all the dox were dumped. The people they work for? As well bad for them too. Raw data brings mayhem, ” the hacker said, sharing a link to the e-mail and security password list. He also stated the group would release more raw data without sifting through it.
The hacker TOI spoke with answered questions selectively, disregarding some while typing back again expansively individuals. In the beginning, he emphasized their activities were purely for the “Lulz” – a term that means “just for kicks” – and that they were just cyber criminals and medication addicts. For a few minutes, he claimed to be “individually a group of people”. However, this individual soon started out to speak to the group of individuals, which Legion has previously claimed to be numbering in the “higher solitary digits”. The group has been working as “Legion” for simply a few several weeks, he said.
The hacker TOI interacted with stated that they did not care for politics, and insisted he was “sick” of “this bulls**t”. Nevertheless, when asked about results they expected from the leaks, he displayed a combative disinterest. “Do you think we care too much (about results)”? he asked, and later added, “We are not your heroes. Our company is medication addicts and cyber crooks. We want to spread dis-info… create chaos, map all da networks… ”
Regarding investigations by Delhi Law enforcement, the hacker said, “Good luck to them”. This individual referred to the illegitimate procurement of call fine detail records of VIPs, in which Delhi Police representatives along which includes private individuals (ethical hackers) were caught in November 2013. “Delhi Police should probably spend their time thinking of better passwords for his or her machines and not downloading backdoored CDR analysis software perhaps. That might actually help them take action productive… like say stay away from owned for instance”, he told TOI.
Seeing that November 30, the group has compromised email and Twitter accounts of Our elected representative’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi, alcohol baron Vijay Mallya, and senior NDTV journalists Ravish Kumar and Barkha Dutt. The group released personal data of Mallya and Dutt online. They previously threatened to do the same on Gandhi, and former IPL chairman Lalit Modi. And now, they claim the deed is already done. “The focuses on we mentioned are actually 0wn3d (owned). Lalit Modi is retarded enough not to see that yet, however. Probably he should spend his time in a more productive manner. Assume, getting new d3v1c3s (devices)”? the Legion member said.