Burger King's Twitter Account Has Been Hacked

Dashiell Bennett
The Atlantic Wire

It seems that the officially verified Twitter account of the Burger King has become the victim of a prank, since the account just announced they were sold to McDonald's and all their employees are on drugs.

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Here's the initial series of tweets, preserved for posterity since typically these things get cleaned up pretty fast.

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As of 12:30 p.m. ET, the account is still under the control of ... someone, possibly related to to empty account @DFNCTSC. Will we ever find out what those letters mean? Keep following @BurgerKing—not to be confused with the real @McDonalds—though why you're following any fast food chain on Twitter escapes us.

My real life nightmare is playing out over on @burgerking

— arb (@amyrosebrown) February 18, 2013

Try our new BK(℠) Bath Salt! 99% Pure MDPV! Buy a Big Mac, get a gram free! @dfnctsc @tshyne @mcdonalds twitter.com/BurgerKing/sta…

— McDonalds (@BurgerKing) February 18, 2013