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Hackers Disrupt Burger King's Twitter Account

NPR
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The hackers changed Burger King's bio, saying the company was sold to rival McDonalds because the Whopper had flopped. McDonalds tweeted "Not Us!" The hackers, however, brought Burger King 30,000 new followers.

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Unknown hackers captured Burger King's Twitter account for more than an hour yesterday. They changed BK's bio, saying the company was sold to rival McDonald's because the Whopper had flopped. McDonald's sent the message: We didn't do it. The hackers did bring Burger King 30,000 new followers. BK recovered its account and tweeted: Interesting day.

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