Chrysler’s Jeep Twitter account was hacked into on Tuesday, with the hacker sending out tweets ridiculing the off-road vehicle and its CEO, just a day after Burger King’s feed faced similar fate.
Jeep’s account bio was also tampered with and is now insinuating that the brand has been sold to its competitors.
The account has also been targeting races in racial epithets and accusing employees of partaking in drugs.
The hackers are also said to have changed Jeep’s logo into a Cadillac, prompting Cadillac to distance itself from the hacking.
“Just to clarify, Cadillac is not connected to the hack of the @Jeep Twitter account,” Cadillac said.
Jeep regained control of its account at around midday and tweeted to its followers that it was back in control of the handle.
“Hacking: Definitely not a #Jeep thing. We’re back in the driver’s seat,” Jeep said.
The two companies even cracked a joke with Burger King and Jeep exchanging messages on their pages.
BurgerKing said: “@Jeep Glad everything is back to normal”, with Jeep responding: “@BurgerKing Thanks BK. Let us know if you want to grab a burger and swap stories – we’ll drive.”
The hackers used the same strategy with both hacked accounts.
The Burger King hackers said the company had been sold to McDonald’s and changed the icon to the McDonald’s golden arches and the account’s background photo to the new Fish McBites by the fast food chain.