Hackers get into Jeep's Twitter account

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Associated Press

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 4:02 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A Chrysler spokesman says someone hacked into the Jeep brand's twitter account Tuesday afternoon, making false Tweets for about an hour until the company that handles its social media regained control.

The move was similar to an incident involving the Burger King restaurant chain on Monday, although it's unclear if the two incidents are linked.

Hackers posted that the Jeep brand had been sold to Cadillac because employees had been caught using pills. They also posted that there would be no more Jeep production.

Chrysler spokesman Ed Garsten says the company's social media agency got help from Twitter to regain control of the account. He doesn't think the brand name was damaged by the Tweets because most people know it was a prank.

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