The fast food company’s Twitter account further suffered from racial slurs and obscenities being posted on their account. One post stated that rival company McDonalds had bought the company and further went on to urge followers to look out for McDonalds near them.
The strange tweets were posted for a period of a little over an hour before they stopped. McDonalds went ahead and posted a tweet stating that they empathized with Burger King over the attack but that they had nothing to do with it.
The hack comes at a time when the horsemeat scandal is still rife, but Burger King said in a statement that they had cut ties with some suppliers due to precautionary measures. It is still unknown who hacked the fast food company’s account, but they have promised to issue an apology to their clientele through their Facebook account.