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Burger King Twitter account is hacked, turned into “McDonalds” [Image]

Posted By Ashraf On February 19, 2013 @ 12:50 AM In World Wide Web | No Comments

As with most companies nowadays, Burger King has an official Twitter account.  (Yes, even dotTech has a Twitter account [1] even though I don’t consider us a company per se.) It is not entirely clear who did it or how they did it, but today Burger King’s Twitter was hacked… and turned into ‘McDonalds’. Check it out:

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Aside from defacing the account, the hackers — who made various different references to Anonymous, LulzSec, and, Defonic Team Screen Name Club — posted some, um, interesting tweets:

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bk_tweets_1 [4]

When Burger King found out about the hack, they had Twitter disable the account. It looks as if the account is now back to normal with the latest tweet from @BurgerKing being: “Interesting day here at BURGER KING®, but we’re back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!”

The kicker? Prior to the hack @BurgerKing had roughly 80,000 followers. Now it has just above 110,000.

[Images via Reddit [5], Gizmodo [6], Mashable [7]]

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[3] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bk_tweets_2.png

[4] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bk_tweets_1.jpg

[5] Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/18rd7p/burger_kings_twitter_hacked/

[6] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5985058/burger-king-twitter-hacked

[7] Mashable: http://mashable.com/2013/02/18/burger-king-twitter-account-hacked/

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