The official Twitter account of Jeep, the world-renowned brand of American automobiles, has been hacked. The hacker said that Jeep had been sold to Cadillac.
Yesterday, Burger King fell victim to a similar attack
. At the time, the hacker tried to trick everyone into thinking that Burger King was sold to McDonalds.
After taking over Jeep’s account, the hacker posted messages such as “You’ll never catch 50 Cent riding in dirty [expletive] Jeep!!!”
Shortly after recovering its account, Jeep posted the following tweet
: “Hacking: Definitely not a #Jeep thing. We’re back in the driver’s seat!”
Similar to McDonald’s, Cadillac representatives clarified
that the company “is not connected to the hack of the @Jeep Twitter account.”
However, there’s more to it than that. It appears Anonymous was not behind the Burger King hack.
Gizmodo has done some detective work and has found
that the individual behind both the Jeep and the Burger King hacks is likely a DJ from New England called iThug. The DJ, Tony Cunha, apparently bragged on Facebook about his “accomplishments.”
In the meantime, Tony Cunha has deleted his Facebook account, which shows that Gizmodo might be right.