Most Twitter hackers go after heads of states or companies to stir up some humiliation. But today’s target is Burger King, which has been transformed into a combination of McDonald’s and amphetamine addict. Enjoy it while it lasts. Update: Account suspended.
It’s not Anonymous, it’s not UGNazi, it’s… I have no idea who it is. He seems to like Chief Keef, so that’s cool.
But the Fish McBites background is a lovely touch.
The 82,000+ people who follow Burger King for some reason are probably very confused and frustrated by the lack of hot deals on Whoppers and new BK location announcements. In other news, if you run a hamburger company, make sure your password isn’t “cheese” or something. [via Jesse Misener]
Update: Alright, this got a little weirder. The New Yorker’s Caitlin Kelly points out a reference to the Defonic Team Screen Name Club, a hacker cadre that infiltrated Paris Hilton almost a year ago.
— Caitlin Kelly (@atotalmonet) February 18, 2013
Update 2: The Burger King President’s Day Hack Squad has some admirers over at Anonymous!
— Marduk Kurios (@ClipperChip) February 18, 2013
Update 3: The Burger King account has gained over 30,000 followers since it was compromised. Someone at BK corporate owes these hackers a meat gift basket.
Update 4: After well over an our, @BurgerKing is suspended, and people can enjoy lunch in relative peace while the BK social media team screams at one another and cleans things up.
Update 5: The Enemy expresses its condolences:
We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) February 18, 2013