Burger King’s Twitter account was suspended last night after the burger-flipping giant had an unfortunate run-in with hackers.
The hackers (neither hacktivist group Anonymous nor UGNazi have claimed responsibility for the stunt) spent last night tweeting obscenties from the official account, announcing that Burger King had been acquired by arch rival McDonald's.
The Burger King logo was duly changed to McDonalds' and the account biography was changed to read: 'Just got sold to McDonald's because the whopper flopped =['.
The Twitter hacker (Twacker?) also began advertising deals on amphetamine: 'Try our new BK(?) Bath Salt! 99% Pure MDPV! Buy a Big Mac, get a gram free!'
McDonald’s, in a message that reeked of schadenfreude, tweeted its condolences: 'We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts,' it said. 'Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.'
Hilariously, Burger King gained more than 30,000 followers before the account was suspended. Around eight hours ago, the account was opened again and all the offending tweets were deleted. Burger King even managed to treat the episode with a little humour, 'Interesting day here at BURGER KING®, but we're back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!' it tweeted.
That's what happens when you use 'welikeburgers' or 'wouldyoulikefrieswiththat' as your Twitter password...