Jeep’s Twitter account hacked, now says ‘sold to Cadillac’

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Following Burger King’s Twitter hijacking yesterday, we would have assumed all major brands would beef up their passwords on Twitter. Apparently, we were wrong, as Jeep’s account has been hacked today by the same pranksters that hacked Burger King.

Jeep’s Twitter account now has the following description: “The official Twitter handle for the Jeep® — Just Empty Every Pocket, Sold To Cadillac =[ #OpMadCow #OpWhopper In a hood near you!”

Here’s what the top of the account looks like:

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Here are some of the tweets from the hijacked account:

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This tweet was especially childish, but Jeep probably had it coming after not working to protect its account more.

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We fully expect Twitter will suspend the account soon, but this incident should be a clear lesson. If you’re a social media marketer, it’s time to make your passwords more secure.

And on Twitter’s end — this might be a good time to enable multifactor authentication. It’s a little annoying, but it could have stopped Anonymous from hacking Jeep and Burger King’s accounts as well as other hacks.

Top photo via Kradlum/Flickr


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