Burger King Twitter Hack Is Deliciously Hilarious

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Burger King Twitter Hack Is Deliciously Hilarious
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Burger King Twitter Hack Is Deliciously Hilarious

Someone appears to have been telling some serious whoppers on Burger King's Twitter account.

The fast-food giant's social-media presence reportedly received an unexpected and surely unwanted revamp on Monday, after a hacker apparently decided to take the Burger King motto "have it your way" to heart in a deliciously devious manner.

Burger King's verified Twitter account -- or at least an account that seemed to be the company's official account -- was reportedly hacked into on Monday by an unknown perpetrator who rechristened the page into McDonald's' image, and claimed that Burger King's rival had purchased the company.

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Perhaps because of the Presidents' Day holiday, Burger King was slow to respond to the attack; as news outlets throughout the web reported on the hack job, the compromised account remained active for about an hour, and wasn't suspended until shortly after 10 a.m. PT.

"We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you," one post read.

The bogus merger news wasn't the only bit of chicanery to take place on Burger King's Twitter account Monday; in addition to random YouTube videos being linked to on the food chain's page, a number of messages of a seriously non-corporate nature were issued.

"Try our new BK(℠) Bath Salt! 99% Pure MDPV! Buy a Big Mac, get a gram free!" one tweet read.

"This is why we were sold to @McDonalds! All of our employees crush and sniff percocets in the bathrooms," another read.

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The account also linked to an image purporting to show an employee with a syringe in his arm while in one of the restaurants chain's restrooms.

Shortly after the account was suspended McDonald's claimed innocence in the matter.

"We empathize with our counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking," McDonald's announced via Twitter.

Rival fast-food chains Wendy's and Jack in the Box have so far maintained a perhaps suspicious silence about the hacking on their Twitter accounts.

Burger King has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment. However, a spokesman for Twitter told TheWrap that the company doesn't comment on individual accounts because, perhaps ironically, of "privacy and security reasons."

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