Burger King Apologizes For Twitter Hack That Made It Look Like McDonald’s

Source: Rob Manker / Chicago Tribune

Burger King has apologized for today’s hacking of its Twitter account in which someone changed the feed to look like that of McDonald’s, adding that it does not have confirmation of who was behind the hack.

“We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics,” Burger King said in a statement to the Tribune this afternoon. The company worked with Twitter administrators to suspend the account after the bogus tweets were discovered, the statement said.

The hackers substituted the McDonald’s logo in place of the familiar one for Burger King and sent tweets promoting the music of controversial Chicago rapper Chief Keef, some vulgar tweets and other tweets making outrageous claims about Burger King employees and practices.

Around 11 a.m. today came the first apparently fake tweet on the @BurgerKing feed, announcing, “We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you.”

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