If you happened to look at Burger King’s Twitter feed this morning, you might have wondered why you saw some golden arches.
Unfortunately for McDonald’s rival, the fast food joint’s social media account fell victim to cyber attack, with the hackers replicating the look of McDonald’s right down to the “Fish McBites” promo on the background. The first fake tweet came out around 9 a.m. today, stating: “We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you.”
The hackers also sent out some hilarious and baffling tweets and also made references to the number 300 and Chief Keef, a Chicago-based rapper who was involved in a deadly Twitter and YouTube beef with rival rapper Lil’ JoJo last year. McDonald’s is based in suburban Chicago, though McDonald’s denied it had anything to do with the hack.
The Burger King Twitter account went down an hour later and the company subsequently issued a statement to the Chicago Tribune apologizing for the hack. No word yet as to whether the Hamburglar had any involvement with the Twitter fiasco.