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Who is 'Legion' that hacked into Mallya, Rahul's Twitter accounts?

After Mallya's Twitter handle was hacked today the group or an individual named 'Legion' is slowly becoming well-known in the world of hackers.

Published: 09th December 2016 05:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2016 08:52 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A group of hackers named as ‘Legion’ hacked Vijay Mallya’s twitter and email account on Friday. Hackers uploaded all his internet accounts’ details in picture format through Twitter.

This group has also claimed that they hacked Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter handle too. This incident has triggered a hacking threat to various Indian leaders and celebrities who are on Twitter.

In a tweet, "Legion" - whose country of origin is yet to be known - asked people to support them "@sigaint.org".

This group has named has initial of a famous hacker group Legion of Doom(LOD) who was one of the famous hackers group till early 2000. This group had only one major competitor Masters of Deception (MOD). According to the Delhi police, they are not sure whether same group who hacked Rahul Gandhi and INC twitter accounts has hacked Vijay Mallya account or not.

According to the Sigaint website, it is a "darknet email service that allows you to send and receive email without revealing your location or identity". Sigaint claims to provide email IDs which are secure on TOR browser.

"We provide this service to help journalists and activists combat the dragnet surveillance that exists on the internet today. Even if you aren't in conflict with the state or anyone in particular, you as a human being deserve privacy," it read.  The website is hosted on "onion.to" but the service claims it does not host the Sigaint content. 

"We are simply a conduit connecting internet users to content hosted inside the Tor network. onion.to does not provide any anonymity. You are strongly advised to download the Tor Browser Bundle and access this content over Tor," it said.

Famous among individuals and businesses who want to remain anonymous online, Tor is a free software and an open network that helps users defend against traffic analysis - "a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security".



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