Hackers changed Burger King's Twitter account to look like McDonalds.
Perhaps, as one Twitter user commented, "Whopper123" isn't a secure password. Whatever password Burger King was using to lock down its Twitter account, hackers figured it out and promptly got to work with a McDonalds themed makeover. The cyber pranksters changed Burger King's Twitter handle and avatar, and posted a series of fake tweets, one of which claimed the fast food joint had been sold to McDonalds.
Who can resist the idea of some free, mouth-wateringly good Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips swallowed down with a delicious Strawberry Triple Thick Shake early on a Sunday morning? Nobody who isn't named RoboCop, that's who – and that's how the spammers get you. Now that we've become immune to naked celebs and cheap pharmaceuticals, the bad guys are going for our guts.
We don't know if the Hamburgler was involved, but a group of hackers may have driven off with personal information from an undetermined number of McDonald's customers, the fast food chain alerted potential victims via email.
"Our records indicate you previously elected to submit information to McDonald's in connection with one of our websites or promotions," McDonald's wrote. "We wanted to let you know there is a possibility that the limited information you provided to McDonald's through its websites or promotions was improperly accessed by an unauthorized third party."
McDonald's said it is working with law enforcement officials to investigate the incident, and that stolen information would not include sensitive financial information, such as Social Security Numbers or credit card numbers, as the fast food chain does not collect such info online or through email.