Burger King Twitter feed shut down after hacking

Shut down: Burger King Twitter feed. Picture: PA
Shut down: Burger King Twitter feed. Picture: PA
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Burger King’s Twitter feed yesterday fell victim to hackers who changed its branding to that of rival fast-food chain McDonald’s on the social networking site.

No-one has admitted being behind the stunt, but hacking collective Anonymous appeared to have tweeted about the incident extensively.

The Burger King account was suspended, but a screengrab posted by @AnonymousPress showed the @BurgerKing’s Twitter page where it was written: “Burger King USA official Twitter account. Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped.”

Posts from the Burger King account earlier yesterday also contained racial slurs, references to drug use and obscenities. A tweet posted on the @YourAnonNews account at 9:47am read: “We’re guessing the @BurgerKing social media team is having a bad day…”

Burger King said: “We apologise to our followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and inappropriate topics.”