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Twitter @BurgerKing Hacker Given Four Year Jail Term

Twitter @BurgerKing Hacker Given Four Year Jail Term

Remember back in February 2013 when the @BurgerKing Twitter profile was hacked?

Sure you do. It was actually pretty funny – the exploiter changed Burger King’s Twitter header photo and avatar to the McDonald’s logo and made an announcement that BK had been acquired by Ronald and co.

Well, federal prosecutors have finally caught up with the person behind the hack, and it’s only taken them 17 months.

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Another Day, Another High-Profile Twitter Hack: E! Online

The Syrian Electronic Army, the group behind the April 23 hacking of the Associated Press Twitter account, and more recently CBS, hacked into the E! Online profile on Saturday.

The hackers tweeted a fake “exclusive” allegedly from Justin Bieber announcing that he was gay, which prompted more than 1,000 retweets and more than 350 favorites.

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Twitter May Not Be Able To Protect You From Governments, But They’re Trying To Keep Hackers Away

You’re probably disappointed in Twitter right now after learning they gave up their battle to protect a user’s tweets from the U.S. government . . . but buck up buttercup, Twitter does love you – it just shows it in funny ways.

Take its latest hire for instance – a big name hacker who (it is presumed) is there to make sure other hackers can’t wreak too much havok on Twitter.

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