View the story "Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked" on Storify] Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked Burger King's official (and verified) Twitter account fell victim to hackers Monday, who changed the fast food chain's name and avatar to reflect a buyout from McDonald's.
CTVNews.ca· Mon, Feb 18 2013 11:04:27
Wow...Burger Kings twitter got hacked big time #burgerking #hacked #whopperEmile Dillon
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Twitter users weighed in, playing off of the unfortunate mis-tweets.
Is the Hamburglar behind this?Jordan Cohen
Who's gettin busy in a Burger King bathroom? McDonald's. #McHack #HumptyChad Schomber
In other news, @BurgerKing is now @McDonalds. Battle Royal w/ Cheese? #McHackBobbi Martin
BREAKING: Obama briefed on Burger King cyber attack, Biden to emergency bunker, F-15s en route to cover strategic onion ring reservesRex Huppke
Somebody hacked @BurgerKing making this the first time on the internet anyone has ever mentioned Burger King.Philip DeFranco
Others suggested the fast food chain use a tougher password and re-evaluate its social media strategy.
Somebody needs to tell Burgerking that 'whopper123' isn't a secure password.Simon Osborne
How many followers do you think the @BurgerKing account will retain today from the hacking? #McHackAdam May
Walking into burger king and ordering a Mcchicken burger .....Disney Princess
Burger King account is suspended. Someone's Monday morning hangover just got a lot worse.Jamie Saull
For it's part, the official McDonald's Twitter account denied responsibility:
We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.McDonald's
It's unclear who hacked @BurgerKing, but a Tweet from the compromised account asked users to follow a feed from the hacktivist group Anonymous.
We're guessing the @BurgerKing social media team is having a bad day...Anonymous
By 1:20 p.m. ET, Twitter suspended the compromised account.