Yesterday, Burger King fell victim to a similar attack. At the time, the hacker tried to trick everyone into thinking that Burger King was sold to McDonalds.
It looks like big brands are not paying much attention to their social network properties.
After taking over Jeep’s account, the hacker posted messages such as
“You’ll never catch 50 Cent riding in dirty [expletive] Jeep!!!”
Shortly after recovering its account, Jeep posted the following tweet:
“Hacking: Definitely not a #Jeep thing. We’re back in the driver’s seat!”
Similar to McDonald’s, Cadillac representatives clarified that the company “is not connected to the hack of the @Jeep Twitter account.”
However, there’s more to it than that.
Gizmodo has done some detective work and has found that the individual behind both the Jeep and the Burger King hacks is likely a DJ from New England called iThug. The DJ, Tony Cunha, apparently bragged on Facebook about his “accomplishments.”
In the meantime, Tony Cunha has deleted his Facebook account, which shows that Gizmodo might be right.
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