Burger King Twitter hacked, posting under 'McDonalds'

Burger King Twitter hacked, posting under 'McDonalds'

Burger King Twitter hacked, posting under 'McDonalds'

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by CBS News

KMOV.com

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

The official Twitter for fast food chain Burger King appears to have been hacked. The picture for the account has been changed to the golden arches of McDonalds and the account is tweeting some decidedly un-corporate friendly things.

The Burger King account, with 85,048 followers, changed its account picture from the actual Burger King logo to that of rival McDonalds a little after noon Eastern Time. The account - still listed under @BurgerKing - has also changed its name to McDonalds.

Hacked account of @Burgerking

Hacked account of @Burgerking/Twitter

Recent tweets from the compromised account mention the hacker group Anonymous and LulzSec. @BurgerKing also used the hashtag #OpMadCow, presumably in reference to this apparent hacking operation.

Recent tweets from the compromised account mention the hacker group Anonymous and LulzSec. @BurgerKing also used the hashtag #OpMadCow, presumably in reference to this apparent hacking operation.

The hackers have also linked to popular hip hop stars, and has posted profanity-laded tweets.

At time of writing, the account is still posting under the named McDonalds.

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