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Burger King's Twitter Hacked

Burger King’s social media team has worst Presidents’ Day Ever.

Burger King’s 83,000+ Twitter followers are likely a little confused, and possibly amused by a string of decidedly un-King-like Tweets.

Someone has hacked Burger King’s Twitter feed, turning it into what appears to be McDonald’s feed, but most definitely isn’t. An early tweet proclaimed "We just got sold to McDonald’s" and things go downhill from there.

See the sample tweet below.

Update: The hack appears to be the work of Anonymous. And the Burger King account has been suspended.

Update: Here is Burger King’s statement on the matter:

Yesterday, our official BK Twitter Account was compromised by unauthorized users. Upon learning of this incident, our social media teams immediately began working with Twitter security administrators to suspend the compromised account until we could reestablish our brand’s official Twitter page. We apologize to our loyal fans and followers, whom might have received unauthorized tweets from our account. We are pleased to announce that the account is now active again.

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5 Comments

  • Jeff Maystruck

    Genius way to increase their followers and create some hype over their Twitter presence. 

  • Mkrobb1

    Maybe this would be a good re-branding opportunity. Not that
    they should Tweet about bath salts and twerking, but if they had a more
    entertaining voice, people would pay more attention to them. Personally, I
    loved their Crispin Porter + Bogusky period, and though it wasn't successful
    the first time around, it may be a better fit in today's social media climate.