Fast Food Fight: “McDonald’s” Hacks Burger King’s Twitter Account

My guess is that Burger King’s password was “whopper” – any other guesses? From GigaOm:

Even by the standards of social media fiascos, this one’s a doozy. On Monday, Burger King’s official Twitter feed announced the chain had been sold to its rival and began posting pro-McDonald’s messages and tales of employee drug use.

The strange Twitter activity took place after hackers apparently took control of Burger King’s account and replaced its name and image with the McDonald’s logo. Here is a screenshot of what followers of @burgerking saw on Monday:

The blue checkmark beside the @burgerking name indicate that this is indeed Burger King’s official Twitter account. Other tweets included…

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  • gordon

    who the fuck follows burger king ????? like am i in the twilight zone people actually follow fuckin fast food resturants wtf wtf wtf????? ohh man has the human race sunk that low?

  • Ken Eakins

    Pretty misleading headline there guys.

  • Chaorder Gradient

    sooo McDonald’s is going for the Anonymous vote now? All the more reason to continue never going there….

  • Haystack

    I’m just trying to image the sort of person who follows McDonald’s on Twitter.

  • BuzzCoastin

    must have set the twits atwitter

  • Phillipede

    It’s not the twilight zone, that would imply some sort of intelligent, albeit twisted design. As for what kind of people follow Burger King or McD’s, you know them and probably see them on a near daily basis. They’re those people who can most often be found slack jawed gazing at a wall.