Hacking group 'Legion', which claimed responsibility for breaking into the Twitter accounts of the Congress Party, its vice president Rahul Gandhi, controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya and some mediapersons, has just released email ids and passwords belonging to over 74,000 chartered accountants in India.
According to a Times of India report, the hacking group claims that they have email addresses and passwords of nearly 74,000 chartered accountants in the country.
The group insisted that they have “dumps from all the major institutions” that incorporates the previously mentioned email ids and passwords of chartered accountants, related Dropbox account information and more.
"We have dumpz (sic) from all the major institutions...all the major banks and passwords...of all 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? Too bad for them too. Raw data brings chaos," the hacker said, sharing a link to the email and password list.
Dropbox is a cloud-storage service like Google Drive. The group additionally expressed that it would be better for the Delhi Police to “strengthen their own passwords” instead of attempt to catch them.
Over an encrypted text chat, the programmer likewise asserted to have already compromised the accounts of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, and the sansad.nic.in domain, however the data is yet to be dumped.
If we look at the name "Legion," there was a famous US-based hacker group called "Legion of Doom" (LOD) founded by Lex Luthor which was active in late 1990s and early 2000. LOD is ranked as one of the most influential hacking groups in the history of technology.
We still do not know if "Legion" is inspired by LOD but it looks well versed with the dark world of web and is utilizing whatever it can to launch cyber attacks anywhere in the world, including in India.