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Jeep Twitter account invaded by hackers

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:29 AM
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Do not worry, Jeep enthusiasts. It has not been sold to General Motors and will not be re-branded as a Cadillac. Followers that follow the legendary car maker on Twitter may have been amazed by tweets to that impact, however. How often have you needed more info concerning a new or used motor vehicle and resorted to an internet search on “car refinance?” Look up at CarDealExpert.com!

Jeep Twitter profile hacked

What occurred was a hacker got into the Twitter profile. The hacker started by rebranding the automobile and then made remarks implying the CEO and staff use narcotics. This was just a joke, or it could possibly be considered cyber terrorism dependent upon your viewpoint.

The remarks said that the group Anonymous was responsible for the hacking, but it did not really fit the profile of the group. More than likely, it was just some random person who was bored and wanted a good joke.

The whole incident lasted only a short time. By noon, Pacific Time, Chrysler, Jeep's parent business, had regained control of its account.

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Stunt not prepared by GM

Cadillac spokeswoman Jordana Strosberg said “Hi Twitterverse! @Cadillac is not involved with the @Jeep hack.” She wanted to make it very clear that General Motors had nothing to do with the security breach.

Chrysler thanked the loyal followers who documented the hacking attack. It said, "Thanks for all the heads up on one of our brand accounts. The team is on it. It’s good so many of you have our back!"

Burger King similarly compromised


The incident happened just one day after the Twitter feed of fast-food giant Burger King was hacked, replacing its logo with that of its top rival, McDonald's. Similarly, profane and libelous comments followed, and claim to be the work of Anonymous. Soon, however, control of the account was regained by Burger King.

After it regained control, the fast food royal tweeted, “Interesting day here at BURGER KING, but we’re back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!”

Participation not from Anonymous, it said

The same hashtag was used in both incidents, which indicates they came from the same source, according to CBS. Still, Anonymous denied participation and suggested that it may have just been a problem with the social media team at Burger King after the first assault occurred.

Seen in 2011

Torque News points out that Chrysler has actually be hacked before in 2011.

“I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to [email protected]#king drive,” the cyber snoop tweeted.
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CBS

Torque News
 

Last edited by JJinn; 02-25-2013 at 03:31 AM. Reason: misspelled
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