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Maccas' Twitter account hacked, Trump message posted

McDonald's, which has made the move to Twitter recently, has found that there is a downside to the platform, with its feed being hacked on Thursday US time.

The person who effected the breach left a message about US President Donald Trump which could not be described as salutary.

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The message was on the fast food giant's account for about 20 minutes and was pinned to the top, before it was deleted, the Chicago Tribune reported.

About an hour later, McDonald's's said in a tweet that it had been told by Twitter of the compromise.

The tweet about Trump caused some consternation among social media followers, with some calling for a boycott of the platform, according to the Wall Street Journal.

One person tweeted that the NSA had located the suspect and posted a photo of the Burger King mascot below the claim.

A day earlier, the Twitter accounts of Justin Bieber and the news organisation Forbes were breached by individuals who appeared to have a sympathy towards Turkey.


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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.