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Burger King's Twitter account hacked, made to look like McDonald's

February 18, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez | This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
  • Burger King fell victim to a hack Monday and had its Twitter account altered to look as if it belonged to McDonald's.
Burger King fell victim to a hack Monday and had its Twitter account altered… (Twitter )

Hackers have taken over Burger King's Twitter account and changed it to look like it belongs to McDonald's. The account's profile photo has been changed to the McDonald's logo, and the cover photo and background have been changed to images of McDonald's food.

The account appears to have been taken over Monday morning, when hackers tweeted out "We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you."

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The hackers also clarified that "For the record, our password was not "whopper" or anything!"

Burger King last seemed to be in control of the account on Sunday, and as of this writing, its Facebook and Google+ accounts are still under control. Burger King could not be reached for comment.

The hackers claim to be a part of the LulzSec group, which since 2011 has gone after a number of high-profile targets including Sony and several government agencies.

Based on a tweet retweeted by the account, it appears the group may have waited for Presidents Day to pull off the hack in order to catch the company on a day its employees may be not working.

[Update 11:13 a.m. Feb. 18: Burger King's Twitter account has been suspended by the social network and is no longer visible.]


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