A group that calls itself “Legion” promises more, and bigger, data dumps.
According to the interaction by Washington Post’s Max Bearak, the hacking group was not after these specific high-profile targets with a hitlist, instead it was the other way around. The group reportedly got hold of several terabytes of raw data categorised by “interests” within which they got hold of gigabytes of data pertaining to Indian public figures. In short, it was the available data that helped them choose whom to target first.
The current objective was to was to dump classified data into public domain. The data which instigated the Legion to these hacks apparently came from what remains to be an unknown source. And it was quite a big dump with access to over 40k+ servers in India. It was so immense that the hacker group even built a tool to sift through them.
Source: The man hacking India’s rich and powerful talks motives, music, drugs and next targets – The Washington Post