Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:15 PM
Omaha Steve (37,611 posts)
Burger King plans apology after Twitter hack
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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Burger King plans apology after Twitter hack (Original post)
|Omaha Steve||Feb 2013||OP|
|Ken Burch||Feb 2013||#4|
|Ken Burch||Feb 2013||#5|
Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:57 PM
mimi85 (776 posts)
2. It's probably "unemployed" by now.
People actually follow Burger King or McDonalds?
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alex Hamilton, British Journalist
Response to bluesbassman (Reply #7)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:43 PM
47of74 (7,369 posts)
9. Prepare Spaceball One for immediate departure!
And change the combination on my luggage!
WARNING: Do not attempt to install if drunk, pregnant or both. Do not eat antenna. Do not throw antenna at spouse.
Response to 47of74 (Reply #9)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:59 PM
kentauros (23,601 posts)
10. Dink Dink!
"Zingelbert Bembledack, Tringelbert Wangledack, Slut Bunwalla, Klingybun Fistelvase, Dindlebert Zindledack, Gerry Dorsey, Engelbert Humptyback, Zengelbert Bingledack, Engelbert Humperdinck, Vingelbert Wingledanck--" "No, no, go back one. Go back one." "Engelbert Humperdinck." "That's it." -- Eddie Izzard, Dress To Kill
Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:41 PM
truthisfreedom (17,854 posts)
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.
Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #8)
Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:48 AM
Petrushka (2,437 posts)