The hacker group Legion has said that it would be dumping information from an email server —sansad.nic.in — used by Indian government officials. The group previously hacked into four Twitter accounts of famed politicians, journalists and billionaire Vijay Mallya who is wanted in India.
"Next is a dump of sansad-nic.in emails. Which is — quite big. It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_," a Legion member told Factordaily.com, a tech news website, over an encrypted chat interview.
They had released data of 1.2 gb from journalist Barkha Dutt's account. They had also released data of Mallya. They had also hacked accounts of NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar, Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi and Vijay Mallya. They have said that they would be releasing data of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi.
The hacker group also said in an interview with Washington Post that they have information from Apollo Hospitals email server and the information they have about J Jayalalithaa could create chaos in India. The information about Amma was not released since it was self-contradictory, they told FactorDaily.
They also said that they have data of 50,000 corporate clients. Later, the legion member who described the group as LC, himself said 50,000 may be an exaggeration.
The LC member also indicated that legion members are in "higher single digits" and that they have enough money to own a corporate. However, they would rather die from drug overdose before being caught by any international agency. The member said that they have been hacking for over a decade.
When asked if they have a political agenda, LC said that those who think that should gas themselves with zyklon B, a cyanide-based pesticide that was used by Nazi's to kill Jews during the Holocaust.
"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.
They further said that cyber security of banks was weak, but they don't want to exploit the weakness.
LC described their group as "bunch of computer g33kz addicted to crime and drugz". They also disassociated themselves from all Twitter accounts.