Wednesday, February 20, 2013

So many web sites being hacked !

Jeep Twitter Account Hacked, Claims Sale to Cadillac


Jeep’s official Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning by what appears to be the same group who attacked Burger King on Monday: @DFNTSC.

The background on Jeep’s official Twitter page has been changed to some gentleman riding around in a McDonald’s vehicle, and the account’s description claims it has been sold to Cadillac.

An attack on Burger King's Twitter account Monday suggested the restaurant chain had been sold to McDonald's. The account was suspended by Twitter within a few hours of the hack, and has since been returned to the Whopper king.


Burger King Twitter Account Hacked


Hackers took over Burger King's Twitter account on Monday.

The cyber tricksters changed the fast food company's avatar and name to "McDonalds" and sent a McFlurry of questionable and offensive tweets. The Twitter mishap isn't all bad news for Burger King though — the account added 5,000 new followers in the first 30 minutes since the hackers took over.

Mashable has reached out to the company and will update this post with any response.

UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m. EST, it appears Twitter has suspended the @BurgerKing account.

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. EST: Burger King shared a statement with Mashable regarding Monday's Twitter hacking:

It has come to our attention that the Twitter account of the BURGER KING® brand has been hacked. We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings. We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics.