Now, our eyes are set on sansad.nic.in, says Hacker Group Legion
After having claimed to have hacked into the official Twitter handles of Indian businessman and former Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya, the Congress party, its vice-president Rahul Gandhi and journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar, a hacker group Legion is now saying that Lalit Modi is their next target and they also claim to have access to sansad.nic.in, which is the email used by nearly all government employees in India.
In an interview with Factor Daily, hacker group Legion stated that it has no political affiliations, before adding that its next target is going to be sansad.nic.in, from where it will make a dump of government emails. This could reveal sensitive details about government business if the group carries out its threat. hacker group Legion: “Next is a dump of sansad-.nic.in emails. Which is — quite big. It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_”.
Hacker group Legion also said that it will support Digital India if it was based on cryptocurrency.
In another interview, with Washington Post, a Legion member claimed to have access to entire servers, like that of hospital chain Apollo, where J Jayalalithaa was hospitalized before her death.
He said Legion was unsure about releasing data from those servers because it might cause “chaos” in India.
The Hacker Group Legion
When the reporter from FactorDaily asked the alleged member of the Hacker group Legion what their endgame was, the answer was: “Die from an overdose of LSD combined with DMT on the peak ranges of the Himalayas.” LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially called ‘acid’, is a psychedelic drug, while DMT, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, is another powerful psychedelic compound. The member interviewed by FactorDaily was also pleased with being described as a “pothead” (a consumer of cannabis), although the member lamented the fact that they (the members of Legion) did not partake as much as they used to.
Across interactions with reporters and media houses, members of the group have not been shy in broadcasting their usage of such substances. While speaking to the Washington Post, one of the group’s members began the interview by telling the reporter about the “Big Joint” – made out of “OG”, or really strong marijuana called Orangutan Ganja, and hashish – being smoked on the other end while the interaction took place.
To put it simply, they are not modest. The Washington Post described the interviewed member’s, and by extrapolation the group’s, attitude as “a sort of technological superiority complex”. Speaking to FactorDaily, the group’s member claimed that they had enough money and skills to “own any corporation”.
And if that member is to be believed, they are not particularly worried about being caught by the authorities any time soon. Also, the Hacker group Legion seems to like to describe itself as a collective of “superior cyber criminals”.
However, they do appear to see themselves as dashing criminals, and they are not shy of the “criminal” part. We are a bunch of computer geeks addicted to crime, and predictably, drugs claimed the member interviewed by the Post.