Burger King suspends Twitter account after being hacked

Burger Kingís Twitter account shows hacking activity. Credit: Reuters
Burger Kingís Twitter account shows hacking activity.
Credit: Reuters

Burger King suspended its Twitter account after hackers breached the fast-food chain’s social media account.

The account was shut down an hour after the company learned of the attack at about 12:25 p.m. EST, according to Reuters.

“It has come to our attention that the Twitter account for the Burger King brand has been hacked,” the company said in a statement. “We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings.”

The first fake tweet said: We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you.”

The logo on the Twitter handle was change to that of Burger King’s rival, McDonald’s – but spelled McDonald’s wrong.

One tweet said, “Just got sold to McDonalds. FREEDOM IS FAILURE.”

Burger King does not yet know who is responsible for the hack attack.

 

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