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Mallya says Twitter account hacked

December 09, 2016 12:51 IST

The hacker, called 'Legion', has threatened to expose more financial details of Mallya in coming days

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, on Friday, said his Twitter and e-mail accounts have been hacked and some of his personal and financial details, including passwords, addresses and phone number, were posted.

"My account has been hacked by some one called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this. Outfit called Legion has hacked my e-mail accounts and are
blackmailing me!! What a joke," Mallya tweeted earlier this morning.

The hacker, called 'Legion', has threatened to expose more financial details of Mallya in coming days.

According to media reports, the account appears to have been hacked by the same group that hacked the handles of RahulGandhi and Congress earlier.

— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 9, 2016
They have shared addresses of his alleged residences  and threatened to reveal details about Mallya's bank accounts and foreign assets. "More info on Mallyas bank accounts and foreign assets will be published as the investigation is completed in some other matters," the group tweeted.
More info on Mallyas bank accounts & foreign assets will be published as the investigation is completed in some other matters.

— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 9, 2016
"Legion will release a list of all documents pertaining to Mallya over the course of few days," a tweet said.
Legion will release a list of all documents pertaining to mallya over the course of few days.

— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 9, 2016
Mallya had tweeted about his account being hacked. "My account has been hacked by some one called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this."
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 Vijay Mallya ✔ @TheVijayMallya
My account has been hacked by some one called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this.

Calling for public support, "the Legion" claimed that they will bring more information about criminals to bring them to justice.

"Support legion. We will bring you the info needed to bring these criminals to justice! We shall bring you more about this fraudster and conman over the course of the next few weeks," the group said in tweets.

The hackers have tweeted out his alleged address, investments and phone number from the handle as well as what they claim are his passwords.

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