Anonymous Group Hacks Burger King Twitter Account

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Burger King’s official Twitter account was suspended Monday morning after hackers rebranded it with McDonalds images.

Tweets sent out on the account by hackers apparently began just after noon Eastern time and appears to be the work of an Anonymous group #OpMadCow, according to Tech Crunch.

Several tweets included profanity and racial slurs.

The account’s background and header images was changed to a photo of McDonalds new Fish McBites product. The Twitter profile image was changed to display McDonalds golden arches.

Burger King Worldwide Inc. spokesman Bryson Thornton told The Associated Press that the company reached out to Twitter administrators to suspend the account. The account has not posted since about 1:15 EST.

The restaurant chain has been under fire recently after testing showed various ground beef products served in Europe actually contained horsemeat. The restaurant cut ties with the supplier of that meat.

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