NEWS - February 19, 2013
by Carol~ - 2/19/13 4:51 AM
Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked, Rebranded to McDonald's
Burger King's official Twitter handle suffered a cyber attack on Monday. Hackers switched the branding to that of rival McDonald's and claimed the restaurant chain "just got sold ... because the whopper flopped."
The verified account had roughly 85,000 followers before the attack, but that number surged to more than 100,000 as it took the spotlight on an otherwise quiet day. The account was eventually suspended by Twitter.
The attack began around noon New York time with a tweet claiming the fast-food burger joint was sold to rival McDonald's. The hackers sent more than 25 tweets and re-tweets on the handle, several poking fun at Burger King, insinuating unethical behavior about its employees and using intentionally offensive language and racial slurs.
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