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Burger King Twitter account hacked, defaced

Fast-food giant’s home page altered to appear the account had been sold to McDonald’s “because the whopper flopped.”

Burger King’s hacked Twitter account.

The Twitter account associated with the fast-food chain Burger King was suspended after an apparent hacking that defaced the page with messages that the account had been sold to rival McDonald’s.

The @BurgerKing account name was changed today to “McDonalds” and the Golden Arches’ familiar logo was added to the page, as was a message that the account had been sold to McDonald’s “because the whopper flopped.”

The page has since been taken down, but images of the defacement are still visible on Web cache.

Before the feed’s suspension, hackers posted messages to Burger King’s some 83,000 followers that included racial epithets.

The online hacktivist collective Anonymous appeared to take responsibility for the hack in a tweet that mentioned a new operation dubbed #OpMadCow, although it was not immediately clear what the aim of that campaign was.

 

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