Chrysler announced it has temporarily suspended Jeep’s Twitter account after hackers replaced the company’s logo with Cadillac’s, also posting bogus statements.
Eileen Wunderlich, a spokeswoman for Chrysler, said the company’s IT engineers are working to restore the account since 1:30 p.m. New York time, when the problem occurred. Hackers not only changed the logo with that of Cadillac, but also posted bogus statements such as the fact that Jeep will stop production forever or that the automaker was sold to GM’s Cadillac because its workers were caught using pills.
“We’re aware of the issue, and we’re working on it now,” Wunderlich said by telephone.
It seems that hackers are up to big scams lately as the Jeep Twitter issue comes shortly after the Associated Press reported that Burger King Worldwide account was also attacked by hackers who replaced the logo with that of McDonald’s and posted racial epithets. This month, the microblogging site Twitter, which has more than 200 million users, said it has detected unauthorized attempts to get into its systems and that hackers might now have information for almost 250,000 people.