A day after Burger King was a victim of an apparent Twitter hack, Jeep’s verified Twitter feed appears to have fallen victim to one, too.
Jeep’s official Twitter account, which boasts more than 100,000 followers, was hacked Tuesday morning. Users of the site saw Jeep’s account suddenly announce the firm had been “sold to Cadillac,” and point to an image of an imaginary Jeep “CEO” appearing to smoke drugs out of a lightbulb.
Both the Burger King and Jeep hacks included the hashtag #OpMadCow, and appears to be done by the same group, that goes by the nickname @DFNCTSC. The nickname is a reference to the hacking group Defonic Team Screen Name Club, best known for breaking into Paris Hilton’s Sidekick and posting her photos.
The hack, however, resulted in several thousand new followers for Jeep, which could be why MTV and BET decided to stage a hack of each other’s Twitter feeds in what appeared to be a silly publicity stunt capitalizing on the auto-maker’s ordeal.
The breakfast chain, Denny’s, also joined in the fun and tweeted a photo of a stack of pancakes mislabeled “waffles.”, with a message “We hacked ourselves, because it’s the cool thing to do!”