Burger King's official twitter account was hacked earlier today according to several reports. The hackers tried to make it sound like McDonald's had bought out the company, but a spokesperson from McDonald's said they did not take part in the hack.
The pranksters fired off tweets like “if I catch you at wendys, we’re fightin!” before the breached account was suspended, the Associated Press reported.
Burger King's Twitter profile photo was changed to a McDonald's logo, and its profile information said, "Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped." It also included the misspelled line "FREDOM IS FAILURE" and a dead link to a press release.
Other messages reportedly contained racial epithets, curse words and references to drug use.
The McDonald's image used on the hacked @BurgerKing account was the same picture of the new Fish McBites used on the @McDonalds account.
McDonald's quickly claimed they were not the culprits.
"We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking." - @McDonalds
Burger King told the AP it plans to post a statement on Facebook later Monday to apologize, especially for the offensive posts. The company said it hopes to have the Twitter account back up soon.
As of 9:30 p.m. this evening, Burger King's twitter account is not back up, and no statement on Facebook has been released.