The Burger King Twitter account was hacked Monday. The hacker changed the company’s name and logo to McDonald’s and announced that Burger King (BK) was sold to McDonald’s.
“Earlier today, our official BK Twitter account was compromised by unauthorized users,” Bryson Thornton said in a statement, according to Yahoo News.
“Upon learning of this incident, our social-media teams immediately began working with Twitter security administrators to suspend the compromised account until we could re-establish our brand’s official Twitter page. We apologize to our loyal fans and followers, whom might have received unauthorized tweets from our account. We are pleased to announce that the account is now active again.”
The company suspended the account about an hour after it was compromised and reinstated it hours later, tweeting: “Interesting day here at Burger King, but we’sre back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!”
It’s unclear who is responsible for hacking into the BK Twitter account, but McDonald’s has responded. “We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts,” reads a McDonald’s tweet. “Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.”