Global fast food chain, Burger King's Twitter account was hacked this Monday. The hackers defaced the page with a McDonald's logo, tweeted that Burger King was sold to McDonalds and also posted obscene messages for more than hour's time. Following the hack attack the account was gradually suspended.
However, now the best chicken sandwich maker's in the world are back from the attack. Last Monday evening, Burger King tweeted: "Interesting day here at BURGER KING, but we're back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!"
The recent hack comes two weeks later, after Twitter warned 25,000 of its users of a suspected attack. The incident portrays the dangers companies have to face while opting to reach consumers via social media. Not only that, the attack also explains the vulnerabilities of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Twitter, however, was not available for a comment on this particular issue stating security reasons.
Currently, Burger King has no information, as to who hacked the account, and no other social media accounts were affected, reportedly said Bryson Thornton, a spokesman for Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc.
As per reports, McDonald's also responded on Twitter that it empathized with its Burger King counterparts. "Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking."
Further, Burger King's spokesperson also said to the media that the company is working with Twitter to suspend its accounts and hopes things will resolve soon. The spokesperson also said that an apology will be posted by the company on its Facebook account.