Following Burger King’s Twitter account being hacked by Anonymous, on Tuesday Jeep’s Twitter account was hacked, saying it had been sold to Cadillac. The people behind the attack are not being shy -- #BlameAnonymous is "behind" the latest Twitter attack.
As previously reported by IBTimes, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked to become one giant McDonald’s ad. Jeep’s Twitter takeover on Tuesday is no different as the hackers made the official account an advertisement for a rival company. For Tuesday’s account, Anonymous is again asking to take responsibility using the #BlameAnonymous hashtag.
There was some mystery surrounding Monday’s attack on Burger King, but Anonymous’ Twitter makes it pretty simple with the message, “Dear media, re: @Jeep. #BlameAnonymous.”
Anonymous’ Twitter account message addressed the hijacking of Jeep’s account to become a Cadillac ad claiming the company, which is owned by Chyrsler, was sold to their competitor. Following that initial message, the attack followed the same pattern as Burger King’s hack, including shout-outs, some gloating and another message saying “#LulzSec @YourAnonNews Damn man where'd the hamburglar go? One blue check a day keeps the worries away! :DDD” Other messages echoed yesterday’s Burger King hack, including “I guess that @YourAnonNews is guessing the @jeep social media team is having a bad day...” Other shout-outs included messages to the hacktivist group Lulzsec, as well as 50 Cent and the website World Star Hip Hop.
Those behind the Jeep hack have changed the bio to include the tags #OpMadCow and #OpWhopper and changed the slogan to “The official Twitter handle for the Jeep® -- Just Empty Every Pocket, Sold To Cadillac.” As another joke played during the hack, the people behind the attack made the Jeep account follow Burger King’s account.
Today’s Jeep hack was once again short-lived, like Burger King’s account; the hackers were only able to take over Jeep’s twitter for about an hour. The hacked posts are still on Jeep’s Twitter page. but the last tweet sent from the hackers happened around 1:30 p.m. EST. Jeep is currently a trending topic worldwide, thanks to the hack, and the people are once again using #BlameYAN to blame Anonymous for any random event.
Charles Poladian joined IBTimes in October 2012 and, when not reporting on all things topical, can be found reading or photographing concerts.