Burger King Twitter Account Hacked
It appears that Burger King’s Twitter account has been hacked. Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday, the fast-foot company’s Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald’s logo, and the account tweeted that it had been sold to rival McDonald’s.
In the past hour, some posts from the account have contained racial epithets, references to drug use and obscenities.
The account has also tweeted: “if I catch you at a wendys, we’re fightin!”
Burger King Worldwide Inc. spokesman Bryson Thornton told The Associated Press that the company reached out to Twitter administrators to suspend the account. The account has not posted since about 1:15 EST.
The Miami company plans to post a statement on Facebook later today to apologize, especially for the offensive posts. It hopes to have the account back up soon.
Comments from Twitter
Somebody needs to tell Burgerking that ‘whopper123′ isn’t a secure password.
— Simon Osborne (@flibblesan) February 18, 2013
They may be hacked, but when was the last time ANYBODY talked about @burgerking this much?
— OAFEnet (@OAFE) February 18, 2013
We’re guessing the @burgerking social media team is having a bad day…
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 18, 2013
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