Hackers take Jeep’s Twitter account for a drive
It seems like only yesterday that I was recovering from the giggle-fest that was Burger King's Twitter account being hacked and changed to Mc Donald's. But it seems like another high-profile brand has sadly fallen victim to the hacking wave.
Jeep's official Twitter account was hacked yesterday, with the hackers changing the account's bio text to read that Jeep has been sold to Cadillac (a GM brand). The hackers then continue to tweet rather depressing things such as the company was sold to Cadillac because the CEO and staff were caught with illegal substances.
Hacker group Anonymous admitted to the account takeover, publishing a short tweet as their claim to fame.
But the comedy had to end somewhere, and by noon the account had been restored and the offensive tweets had been deleted. Of course, the best tweet had to be this one which came from Jeep after the account had been restored:
.@burgerking Thanks BK. Let us know if you want to grab a burger and swap stories - we'll drive.— Jeep (@Jeep) February 20, 2013