Legion, an unknown hacker group responsible for twitter accounting of prominent persons such as Rahul Gandhi, Ravish Kumar, Vijay Mallya, claimed to have the access of sansad.nic.in a domain which is largely used by the government employees in India.
“Next is a dump of sansad.nic.in emails
Which is – quite big
It includes a lot of _BIG FISH_,” a member of the hacker group told Factordaily.com over an encrypted chat interview.
The group also claimed that India’s banking system is vulnerable to cyber attacks.
“We ourselves have confidential data pertaining to NPCI /IDRBT (hub servers, and even have the encryption keys/ certificates used by some banks in India. So, theoretically, we could generate ‘fraudulent’ financial messages- Let’s say, VIA IMPS or NEFT,” Legion told Factor daily.
When asked about possibility in targeting BJP, the group responded “”We will own them too, when the time is right.”
Legion also claimed that they didn’t release the files from Apollo Hospitals, the hospital where Jayalalithaa was hospitalised, because it might create chaos in the country. The group found a lot of contradiction and couldn’t verify the legitimacy of ‘Amma info’.
In another interview with Washington Post, the group described themselves as a “bunch of computer g33kz addicted to crime and drugz”.
A Legion member told Washington Post that the group, which he claims number in the ‘higher single digits’, was not interested in political data until a few weeks ago. “The group was in possession of several terabytes of raw data concerning all sorts of ‘interests’ and that within that trove the hackers had identified gigabytes worth of information relating to Indian public figures.”
When asked about they had a political agenda behind the leaks, the hacker told the Post that people who thought so should “gas themselves with a balloon filled with zyklon B .”