Legion, the hacker group attacks Mallya

Last time Rahul Gandhi, and this time the loan defaulter Vijay Mallya’s account has been hacked by the Legion group.

The hackers have tweeted a number of posts from his account. They have also claimed that they have details of Malaya’s assets at several banks, and password of various accounts.

The group is also asking for public support and have promised that they will bring more information and justice.

Following this,Mallya said in his post on Twitter
“My account has been hacked by someone called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this,”

It is not clear what group it is ,but they have asked to support the “@sigaint.org”.

According to the @sigiant.org site, it works as a darknet email service and allows transfer of emails without revealing an individual’s location or identity. It provides service to help journalists and activists. This will help in battling the restrictions that exist on the internet now.

“Legion” used to be a famous hacker group from the US, known as “Legion of Doom”(LOD).

However,it is not confirmed that Legion is following (LOD),but it is quite evident that these people are well aware of the dark world of internet. They are using anything to launch cyber attacks anywhere on earth, including India.

Sources: TOI, NDTV

Image Source: Twitter


ISRO’s commercial arm website restored

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) commercial arm’s website, Antrix, was apparently hacked on Sunday by Chinese hackers. The homepage that was defaced has been restored and is working now.

Known as the marketing wing of ISRO, Antrix promotes and commercialises technical consultancy services, space products, and looks after the transfer of technologies developed by the space agency of the Indian government.

This incident happened two days after ISRO launched five British satellites from its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The launch is said to be the heaviest commercial launch, from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

According to the PRO of ISRO, there was some problem with the homepage of the Antrix website. The homepage was replaced ‘with parts of an article talking about 300 kids from Cape Town getting American Major League jerseys at cheap prices from China’, as per a Business Standard report.

Image Courtesy: NDTV
Image Courtesy: NDTV

Barring the home page, other pages of the website stayed unharmed and were running. For over 10 minutes, the hacked content remained online.

However, ISRO officials denied that there was a breach in security. According to an ISRO official, “The matter has been taken up senior officials of Antrix and there will be an inquiry to find out who is behind the hacking.”

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Website-of-Isros-commercial-arm-Antrix-hacked/articleshow/48041483.cms