Hackers Get Into Jeep’s Twitter Account Day After Similar Incident With Burger King
DETROIT (CBSNewYork/AP) — If you one of the New York area residents who own a Jeep, be careful when using the Jeep Twitter account to communicate with your dealer — it’s been hacked.
A Chrysler spokesman said someone hacked into the Jeep brand’s Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, posting false tweets for about an hour until the company that handles its social media regained control.
The move was similar to an incident involving Burger King on Monday, although it’s unclear if the two incidents are linked.
Hackers posted that the Jeep brand had been sold to Cadillac because employees had been caught using pills. They also posted that there would be no more Jeep production.
Chrysler spokesman Ed Garsten said the company’s social media agency got help from Twitter to regain control of the account. He doesn’t think the brand name was damaged by the Tweets because most people know it was a prank.
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