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Burger King, Jeep Suffer Twitter Takeovers

Two major brands -- Burger King and Jeep -- had their official Twitter accounts hijacked by hackers (possibly the same group), who then began posting pranks. For example, the Burger King Twitter account falsely claimed the fast food company had been sold to rival McDonald's, while Jeep's Twitter account had its logo replaced with a Cadillac emblem and then falsely reported Jeep had been sold to General Motors. While corporations are often to blame for weak passwords, Twitter account hacks are becoming more frequent -- and embarrassing -- for big brands.


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