The world of social media received a rousing chuckle last week when “news” broke that McDonalds had acquired Burger King. Burger King, of course, wasn’t laughing. And neither were security analysts who believe that hacking is becoming so frequent and severe that more must be done to prevent an exodus from social media by brand [...]
Swedish Meatball-gate: The next big hurdle. Quantities of unregulated horsemeat that infiltrated Europe's food supply and subsequently turned up in a staggering number of grocery-store and food-service products like Burger King's burgers,...Show More Summary
Social media platforms have become major advertising vehicles for brands, and with attacks on the Twitter accounts of Burger King, Jeep and others, security is a growing concern.
Is there a hacking epidemic? Earlier this week, Burger King saw its Twitter account get a McDonald's makeover, and then Jeep had its feed taken...
The hacker collective known as Anonymous was hacked this week by a rival group named Rustle League. Anonymous, which has been extra busy this week by hacking high-profile Twitter feeds from company’s like Burger King, got a taste of their own medicine this week when their @Anon_Central account, which has more than 150,000 followers, taken [...]Show More Summary
By Jonathan Yates: There are 30 trillion reasons for investors to be bullish about global restaurant chain stocks such as McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Burger King Worldwide (NYSE: BKW), Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), owner and operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco bell, and Chanticleer Holdings (NASDAQ: HOTR), owner and operator of Hooters restaurants worldwide. Show More Summary
It was just going to be another boring day on the internet when along came a hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald’s, Gucci Mane and caps lock. Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover? Nope — just a guy who plays shows in Rhode Island who left an unfortunate internet paper trail. More »
First Burger King, then Jeep, and now The Donald. Real estate mogul Donald Trump claims his Twitter (@therealDonaldTrump) was “seriously hacked” earlier today when a lyric from Lil Wayne’s “Scream and Shout” was tweeted from his account. Show More Summary
Minutes after the above tweet went out, Trump tweeted that he had been "seriously hacked" and is "looking for the perpetrators. Mediaite is suspicious. If a group like the one that recently turned Burger King’s Twitter feed into a McDonald’s...Show More Summary
Jeep's Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been "sold to Cadillac." And Burger King's account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action.
Were they the same hackers who took over Burger King and Jeep's Twitter accounts earlier this week?
So Burger King's Twitter account got hacked on Monday. Apple and Facebook got attacked too. And so it goes. Within a few years, the Internet will be engulfed by "nuclear" warfare, but the bombs will be entirely created in plain ASCII text. Show More Summary
Honestly, we're surprised we haven't been flooded by agencies, metrics companies, social media pundits and research firms shamelessly latching on to Monday's Burger King Twitter hack for a little bit of publicity. But one company jumped on the trendlet. Show More Summary
Last week it was a dog named Banana Joe. This week, who KNOWS who will have the Best Week Ever…Will it be you? Will it be many-times-nominated-never-winner Justin Timberlake? You’ll have to watch the show to find out. (See how we get you?) Giving you their arguments this week, Best Week Ever‘s Pete Lee, Adam Conover and Pat [...]
Many people will tell you that Burger King's Twitter account being hacked is negative for their brand, but let's look at the numbers. The kind of press and attention they will receive as a result of the hack would have required nearly a $1,000,000 campaign investment.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) reported a drop in January sales as it experienced declines in the Asian and European markets, though the U.S. same-store sales showed marginal improvement of 0.9% in sales. The fast food chain had already warned of a fall in the same-restaurant sales, which plunged 1.9% in January as the Asia Pacific, Middle [...]
Twitter may be in the hackers' bullseye for now, but we can help reduce these threats by owning our security, instead of sitting around and hoping you don't have to deal with a fiasco.
What do fire-charred Whoppers, quality 'merican Jeep vehicles, and everyone's favorite good-time pal Guy Fieri all have in common? Yes, they all produce inedible materials, but also each of their internet presences were hacked this week,...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — In one of the oddest sagas yet, hackers got into the Twitter account of the fast-food chain Burger King and caused havoc and confusion. It led to the temporary suspension of the Twitter account but didn’t lessen the embarrassment for the company. In an official statement, Burger King said, “It has come to [...]
After a string of high-profile hackings, including Apple, Jeep, and Burger King, PSFK and Intel look at how to protect your phone and tablet.