At noon today, Burger King’s official Twitter account announced that the Whopper-slinging burger chain had been sold to McDonald’s.
Unfortunately for McDonald’s fans, the announcement was the result of Burger King’s account being hacked.
The unknown hackers changed the background image on Burger King’s account to feature McDonald’s new Fish Bites while they also changed the account’s handle to “McDonalds” and the avatar picture to the famous Golden Arches.
“We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you @DFNCTSC” the hackers wrote.
“We’re guessing the @BurgerKing social media team is having a bad day…” @YourAnonNews tweeted shortly after the hack happened.
“Somebody needs to tell Burgerking that ‘whopper123’ isn’t a secure password.” @BurgerKing retweeted from @flibblesan.
The account also gave a shout-out to Internet video archive WorldStarHipHop.
Burger King’s Twitter account joins a long list of famous accounts to be hacked. Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears have all had their accounts broken into.
After nearly an hour and half of fake tweet, Twitter suspended the account.
Burger King said Monday that it reached out to Twitter to suspend its account after the apparent hack.
Burger King Worldwide Inc. spokesman Bryson Thornton told The Associated Press that the company reached out to Twitter administrators to suspend the account. The account has not posted since about 1:15 p.m.
The Miami company plans to post a statement on Facebook later today to apologize, especially for the offensive posts. It hopes to have the account back up soon.