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Burger King takes down Twitter account after hack attack

Published on Feb 19, 2013 6:39 AM
 
Burger King’s Twitter account shows hacking activity before the account was suspended by Twitter in this screen grab taken on Feb 18, 2013. Hackers breached the Twitter account of fast-food chain Burger King, posting the online equivalent of graffiti and sometimes making little sense. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Hackers breached the Twitter account of fast-food chain Burger King, posting the online equivalent of graffiti and sometimes making little sense.

Burger King Worldwide Inc suspended its Twitter account about an hour after it learned of the attack at 12.24pm EST (1.24am Singapore time) on Monday, company spokesman Bryson Thornton said in an email.

"It has come to our attention that the Twitter account of the BURGER KING brand has been hacked," the company said in a statement.

"We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings."

 
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