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Burger King Twitter account suspended after being hacked

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Burger King isn't having it their way, after someone hacked into the company's official Twitter page on Monday, turning it into McDonalds.

The first hacked tweet came out just after noon on Monday afternoon stating that "We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you."

Hackers then went on a tweeting spree and even changed out the logo and name of the company's account to reflect McDonalds name and logo.

The account claims that the chain was just sold to McDonald's because the "whopper flopped."

The tweets became progressively more risque and graphic, until the account was suspended after nearly an hour and a half.

During that time, hackers retweeted several people who were tweeting that the account had been hacked.

"The fact that @BurgerKing got hacked and turned into a @McDonalds feed is pretty funny. Never know what is going to happen in social media," one tweeter wrote.

Another was retweeted to say "Somebody needs to tell Burgerking that 'whopper123' isn't a secure password."

Hackers tweeted that everyone should follow Anonymous, a hacker group. Anonymous has hacked other websites in the past, including Twitter and the FBI website.

Anonymous retweeted the statement and then tweeted "We're guessing the @BurgerKing social media team is having a bad day..." 

Anonymous tweeted that the hack increased Burger King's online presence.

"With @BurgerKing getting hacked they got a 30% rase in followers, remember to unfollow." 

Just before 4 p.m., WBTV obtained a statement from Burger King about the hacking incident.

"It has come to our attention that the Twitter account of the BURGER KING brand has been hacked.  We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings," the statement read.

"We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics."

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