Burger King Twitter Account Hacked, McDonald’s Says It Has Nothing to Do with It

Anonymous hackers have taken credit for the breach

By on February 19th, 2013 07:56 GMT

The official Twitter account of Burger King was hacked a few hours ago. The hackers changed the name of the verified page into “McDonald’s.”

The attackers have also changed all the pictures and the logos to the ones of McDonald’s and have published the following tweet: “We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalads in a hood near you.”

Anonymous hacktivists have taken credit for the breach. The attack appears to be part of a campaign called #OpMadCow.

The Burger King account was suspended shortly after being taken over.

Burger King representatives told CNET that they worked with administrators to suspend the account to give them a chance to clean it up.

“We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics,” they said.

After seeing what Burger King was going through, McDonald’s wrote the following on Twitter: “We empathize with our @BurgerKingcounterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.”

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