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Attack on Burger King underlines problems for a fast-growing advertising venue

posted onFebruary 25, 2013
by l33tdawg

While most Americans were winding up their holiday weekends last Monday, the phones at the Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters of HootSuite, a social media management company, began to ring.

Burger King’s Twitter account had been hacked. Its logo had been replaced by a McDonald’s logo, and rogue announcements began to appear. One was that Burger King had been sold to a competitor; other posts are unprintable.

This DJ Is Potentially The Burger King And Jeep Hacker

posted onFebruary 22, 2013
by l33tdawg

It was just going to be another boring day on the internet when along came a hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald’s, Gucci Mane and caps lock. Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover? Nope — just a guy who plays shows in Rhode Island who left an unfortunate internet paper trail.

Flip side to Burger King Twitter hack: Many new followers

posted onFebruary 19, 2013
by l33tdawg

Burger King saw a surprising upside after its Twitter account was compromised on Monday: tens of thousands of people began following its account.

Those people may have started following the burger chain's feed in hopes of seeing more bizarre and profane messages. But by Monday evening, the company tweeted: "Interesting day here at Burger King, but we're back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!"