Vijay Mallya’s twitter account 'hacked'

Group called ‘Legion’ claims it did it.

December 09, 2016 12:30 pm | Updated 01:55 pm IST

Vijay Mallya, a file photo.

Vijay Mallya, a file photo.

Businessman Vijay Mallya’s twitter and email accounts were allegedly hacked on Friday morning by a group called ‘Legion’.

In a series of tweets, the group gave out addresses, phone numbers, email IDs and passwords that they claimed belonged to Mr. Mallya.

 “Legion will release a list of all documents pertaining to mallya over the course of few days. More info on Mallyas bank accounts & foreign assets will be published as the investigation is completed in some other matters,” they tweeted.

The group tweeted out Mr. Mallya’s alleged investment details and a document that claimed to list out his overseas assets. They also tweeted out a “partial list” of the luxury cars at his mansion in the U.K.

The above tweets were, however, preceeded by this: “My account has been hacked by some one called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this. Otfit called Legion has hacked my e-mail accounts and are blackmailing me !! What a joke.”

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