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RSS Breaking: Jeep Twitter account hacked, bad language, poor grammar and some hilarity ensue

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/jeep/" rel="tag">Jeep</a></p><a href="https://twitter.com/Jeep"><img height="290" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/02/jeep-twitter-628.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><br />Just a day after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/burger-king-twitter-hacked_n_2711661.html">Burger King's Twitter account was compromised</a> by "unauthorized users," <a href="https://twitter.com/Jeep">Jeep's social media feed</a> has been similarly hacked. Both instances of digital incursion share some similarities - the BK hackers changed the company's logo for McDonald's familiar golden arches, saying a sale had occurred, while the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/jeep/">Jeep</a> miscreants have replaced Jeep's branding with that of General Motors property <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/cadillac/">Cadillac</a>.<br /><br />The resulting tweets from the damaged Jeep account have been a pretty brutal, to put it bluntly. Most of the content coming from the hacked account is unpublishable here, using language that is peppered with racial epithets, and poorly worded "shout outs."<br /><br />In addition to the defamatory tweets themselves, the hackers have significantly altered the layout of the page. Jeep's header image now features a picture of the Cadillac ATS to go along with the Wreath and Crest, some language calling out that car as winning the 2013 North American Car of the Year award, and this gem: "The official Twitter handle for the Jeep® - Just Empty Every Pocket, Sold To Cadillac =[" Also, perhaps in an ode to yesterday's Burger King heist, the background image for the page now features a McDonald's-themed donk. The devil's in the details, we guess.<br /><br />Stay tuned to <a href="https://twitter.com/Jeep">@Jeep's feed</a>, as the inevitable shut down, recapture, and public explanation/apology are sure to play out in short order. Don't forget to change your passwords, kids.<p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/19/jeep-twitter-account-hacked-bad-language-poor-grammar-and-some/">Jeep Twitter account hacked, bad language, poor grammar and some hilarity ensue</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:27:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/19/jeep-twitter-account-hacked-bad-language-poor-grammar-and-some/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20467739/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/19/jeep-twitter-account-hacked-bad-language-poor-grammar-and-some/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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Lol sucks for Jeep

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They used the Micky D's donk??? It's not cool they hacked it, but that tidbit is kinda funny


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Oh god, my sides.

This is glorious.

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Someone really needs a hobby...


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Someone really needs a hobby...

I wouldn't say a hobby, more like a life.

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You realize how easy it is to get into an account? Facebook is pretty much the same way. People don't "hack", it's all a matter of finding emails and passwords.

These people do it because it's that easy to do.

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You realize how easy it is to get into an account? Facebook is pretty much the same way. People don't "hack", it's all a matter of finding emails and passwords.

These people do it because it's that easy to do.

Chris, that's hacking. You are forcing entry into an account you're not welcome in. Whether they got your password via phishing or a password generator or even exploited a bug in the login system you still got hacked.

This is why you are required to have 8 character passwords with alphanumeric characters, special characters, etc... This makes it harder to crack but not impossible.

What is not hacking is when people leave open or save their passwords to their computer for Facebook/Twitter and their friends come on and write something like "You got hacked by so and so" absolutely no hacking was done there as the perpetrator did not force enter the account. That is just account mismanagement.

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