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Mystery hackers hijack Jeep's Twitter feed after Burger King coup

Published on Feb 20, 2013 6:14 AM
 
A Jeep Wrangler is on display during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013. Hackers took over Chrysler's Jeep Twitter account on Tuesday, sending out colourful tweets disparaging the off-road vehicle and company management just a day after Burger King's feed was similarly hijacked. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Hackers took over Chrysler's Jeep Twitter account on Tuesday, sending out colourful tweets disparaging the off-road vehicle and company management just a day after Burger King's feed was similarly hijacked.

The unidentified cyber-attackers replaced Jeep's logo with Cadillac's and suggested Chrysler's iconic group had been sold to the General Motors Co luxury brand, forcing Cadillac to clarify that it had nothing to do with the hack on its own Twitter feed.

"The official Twitter handle for the Jeep - Just Empty Every Pocket. Sold to Cadillac... In a hood near you!" read the tagline on Jeep's Twitter page.

"Sorry guys... no more Jeep production because we caught our CEO doing this," read one tweet that linked to a picture of a man inhaling on what appeared to be a bong.

 
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