Jeep apparently latest target of Twitter hackers

4:09 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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The Twitter hackers appear to have struck again.

One day after hijacking Burger King's Twitter account by posting a McDonald's logo and some trashy tweets, reports say the same group hacked into Jeep's Twitter account Tuesday.

"The official Twitter handle for the Jeep - Just Empty Every Pocket, Sold To Cadillac," read part of the apparently fake Twitter bio for Jeep, with a link to a website announcing the alleged sale of Chrysler-owned Jeep to General Motors' Cadillac.

The @Jeep attack appears to have started around 12:30 p.m., with the tweet "WELCOME BACK CADILLAC #300." The Chicago Tribune reports that the account sent 13 tweets over a 9-minute stretch before the messages stopped. By 1:25, the fake logo and header had been removed, but the offending tweets were still visible.

Shortly after 1:50, the bogus messages were gone and the Jeep background normally found on the page had returned.

A Jeep spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.


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