Update: Late Monday night, Burger King tweeted out: “Interesting day here at BURGER KING, but we’re back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!”
Monday morning, hackers took over Burger King’s Twitter account. Apparently, even the largest of corporations is vulnerable to a good twitter hack these days.
The most notable change was the swap of the BK avatar to that of their fast food rival McDonalds. On the bright side, the account received a total of 5,000 new followers after the hijacking.
Since then, the twitter account has been suspended as Burger King attempts to retrieve ownership.
McDonalds sent this tweet out regarding the matter:
We empathize with our @burgerking counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) February 18, 2013