Burger King’s Twitter profile was hacked Monday afternoon by an apparent McDonald's enthusiast.
The domain name remained @BurgerKing, but the display name said McDonald's with a profile picture of McDonald's golden arches. The profile also featured pictures of Chicken McNuggets, a McDonald's classic, and the restaurant’s newest addition to their menu, Fish McBites.
As of 1:15 p.m. Monday, the account had been suspended, but the damage had already been done. The hacker posted a photo of a man injecting a syringe into his arm in a bathroom with the caption, “We caught one of our employees in the bathroom doing this… #soldtomcdonalds #failurewhopper”
The account continued to tweet what appeared to be mostly inside jokes, but one tweet in particular encouraged readers to “Try our new BK Bath Salt. 99% Pure MDPV. Buy a Big Mac, get a gram free!”
The flap may have actually helped the chain, as its Twitter account grew by more than 5,000 followers in less than five minutes.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Implement these actionable tips, how-to’s and best practices in 10 minutes or less to leverage online communications and technology for brand, business and career development.
A politically conservative and morally liberal Hebrew alpha male hunts left-wing viper
A collection of communities writers columns on Benghazi
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc