- Burger King's Twitter account was hacked by an unknown source and made claims the company had been purchased by rival McDonald's.
- The hackers changed the Twitter account's name to McDonald's, changed the background picture to the famous McDonald's golden arches, and posted a slew of obscene posts that lasted one hour and fifteen minutes.
- It has been rumored that the hacker group Anonymous was responsible for the hack as part of their #OpMadCow campaign, but nothing has been confirmed.
From the article:
"The company’s Twitter icon was changed to a McDonald’s logo and the background wallpaper started advertising McDonald’s new Fish McBites. Soon followed the”news” that Burger King had been sold to rival McDonald’s as a result of persistent drug-use by its employees. Then things got seriously strange, with tweets carrying everything from photos of “employees” shooting drugs to racial epithets and more."