Just in case you don’t happen to live in the Twitterverse, someone hacked Burger King’s Twitter account. According to ABC News, 89,000 followers of Burger King were led to believe that Burger King had been bought by McDonalds and that employees had taken over the account. And, they were “coming to a hood near you.”
McDonalds tweeted their lack of involvement in the plot.
The fake @BurgerKing account had pics of supposed employees doing drugs along with some politically incorrect comments and @blanket tweeted that “@burgerking’s twitter just got hacked and is currently hilarious.” But, alas, the fun only lasted for about an hour before the account was suspended.
And of course the guy behind it was unmasked, as if he ever even wanted to hide. If so, it was certainly in plain sight because he threw his moniker out there in the fake tweets, even sending shout outs to iThug. He also tweeted a comment from @DFNCTSC. I played with those letters and can say that never in a gazillion billion years would I have hit on what they stand for: Defonic Team Screen Name Club. Turns out their coterie hacked Paris Hilton’s T-Mobile Sidekick back in ’05.
So, hiding in plain sight, and having some fun on his own Facebook page, was Tony “iThug” Cunha, a DJ from New England, according to one report. Somebody followed the ether trail and connected the dots.
And then, he hacked @Jeep about 24 hours later; iThug was on a trending roll.
Too bad he chose President’s Day weekend. As the saying goes, timing is everything. Had this happened on April Fool’s Day, this just might’ve gone down as one of the most epic pranks of the year. That sucker would’ve had serious legs and it might’ve just walked all the way to April 1, 2014!
Then again, I know I’ll be giggling the next time I go see the McKing!