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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:15 PM

Burger King plans apology after Twitter hack

Source: AP-Excite

By JOSHUA FREED and CANDICE CHOI

Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.

The tweets stopped after a little more than an hour, and Burger King said it had reached out to Twitter to suspend the account. A Twitter spokesman did not immediately respond to a phone message left on Monday.

Burger King, which usually tweets several times a week, said it was working to get the account back up. Typical tweets promoted sales on chicken sandwiches, or asked how many bites it takes to eat a chicken nugget.

But just after noon EST on Monday, someone tweeted via Burger King's account, "We just got sold to McDonalds!" They also changed the icon to rival McDonald Corp.'s golden arches and the account's background picture to McDonald's new Fish McBites.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130218/DA4H8RSG2.html





This frame grab taken Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, shows what appears to be Burger King's Twitter account after it was apparently hacked. Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday, the fast-foot company's Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, and the account tweeted that it had been sold to rival McDonald's. (AP Photo)

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Reply Burger King plans apology after Twitter hack (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #1
mimi85 Feb 2013 #2
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #4
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #7
47of74 Feb 2013 #9
kentauros Feb 2013 #10
longship Feb 2013 #3
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #5
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #8
Petrushka Feb 2013 #11
Gore1FL Feb 2013 #6
laureloak Feb 2013 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

1. Betcha someone's password was 'password'

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:57 PM

2. It's probably "unemployed" by now.

People actually follow Burger King or McDonalds?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:44 PM

4. And their PIN number was "1234".

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:00 PM

7. Wow, that's the same combination as the one for my luggage!

Thanks Mel.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:43 PM

9. Prepare Spaceball One for immediate departure!




And change the combination on my luggage!

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:59 PM

10. Dink Dink!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:04 PM

3. But who is going to apologize for their garbage food?

Just asking.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:45 PM

5. That, and you REALLY don't want to know

what gets "whopped" to make a Whopper.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:41 PM

8. Even though they make me burp up horrible smells and they're really bad for me

I sometimes long for a whopper with cheese, without the onions or pickle. It's comfort food on the way down, but hell for the rest of the day burping up that kerosene "flame broiled" smell.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:28 PM

6. I guess after this fiasco...

...McDonalds will probably spin them off again.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:51 AM

12. This is news worthy?

BTW, Burger King is far better than McDonald's IMO.

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