The Twitter account of Burger King was hacked on Monday and the hackers have not been identified, according to CNN. When the page was hacked, it appeared as if Burger King was bought by McDonald’s.
“We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you,” the company tweeted at noon ET Monday.
The profile photo of Burger King’s Twitter account was also changed to a logo for McDonald’s and we have it in this post. The profile information for the hacked account said, “Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped.” A misspelled line said, “FREDOM IS FAILURE” and a bad link to a press release was included.
For at least one hour following the hacking, the hacker tweeted ridiculous and obscene stuff. Twitter suspended the account close to 1 p.m. ET.
“The Twitter account of the Burger King brand has been hacked,” said Bryson Thornton, spokesman for Burger King, who apologized for the incident. “We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to reestablish our legitimate site and authentic postings.”
McDonald’s tweeted, “We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.”
One of the tweets from the hacked account sent out an awful looking burger picture and a caption said, “This is why we were sold to @McDonalds.”