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MTV, BET 'Hack' Stunt Backfires

posted onFebruary 21, 2013
by l33tdawg

The popular networks unsuccessfully tried to 'Catfish' their respective followers. We have details on how they failed miserably after the jump.

In an apparent move to gain Twitter followers, the sister networks pretended hackers took over their accounts.

Many assumed that MTV Online was hacked, as it had all the hallmarks of a typical hack job, but despite the appearances, there was no hack. Tuesday's publicity stunt came after Burger King and Jeep had their Twitter accounts hijacked by hackers who switched their profiles to show information for their respective rivals McDonald's and Cadillac. MTV and BET, which are both owned by Viacom, pretended the same kind of hacking was happening to their accounts by switching profile photos and logos. In short, MTV became BET, and vice versa.

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