The official Burger King Twitter account has gone up in flames and is now promoting Big Macs and bath salts — as well as the #LulzSec hashtag.
UPDATE: Around or before 11 a.m. Pacific Time, the @BurgerKing account was suspended by Twitter.
McDonald’s reps tweeted, “We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking.”
The fast food chain’s Twitter icon changed to the McDonald’s signature golden arches and the username changed to McDonald’s, the account posted,
“We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you @DFNCTSC.”
In case you were curious, @DFNCTSC is a dummy account with no picture, following no users and posting no tweets.
The hack was carried out for reasons as yet unknown and allegedly by members of Anonymous. We have no idea what they want, but #OpMadCow is apparently underway. We’ll keep you updated when we know exactly what #OpMadCow is all about and exactly what Burger King did to piss off the underbelly of the Internet.
There is no particular Burger King’s eventual reaction. The company’s website hasn’t posted any press release since last week.