So it appears this is a thing now.
The day after hackers took over Burger King’s Twitter account
, the same thing has happened to the account of Jeep. Around noon ET, hackers climbed aboard @Jeep, changed the logo to that of Cadillac, and started tweeting. And it appears
hackers have also overrun @MTV faked a Twitter hack
as part of a PR stunt. That didn't go over so well in the Twittersphere. This tweet sums up the reaction to @MTV (viewer discretion advised):
Annie Schoening, who is behind the @schoprah account, is MTV's social media director, according to Business Insider
Meanwhile, here are a couple of tweets from the hacked @Jeep:
By 3 p.m. ET, the @Jeep account had been restored and the offending tweets deleted. Hours into Burger King’s Twitter hack—which closely resembled the Jeep breach—Twitter pulled the plug on the account, which hackers had made to look like McDonald’s. Burger King issued an apology for the Twitter confusion on Monday and regained control of the account later in the evening.
Which brand is next? To make sure it’s not you, check out this story from PR Daily
: A comprehensive guide to protecting your social media accounts
And please don't pull an MTV and fake hack your own account.
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