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Hacks call Twitter’s security into question

Attack on Burger King underlines problems for a fast-growing advertising venue

While most Americans were winding up their holiday weekends last Monday, the phones at the Vancouver, British Columbia, headquarters of HootSuite, a social media management company, began to ring.

Burger King’s Twitter account had been hacked. Its logo had been replaced by a McDonald’s logo, and rogue announcements began to appear. One was that Burger King had been sold to a competitor; other posts are unprintable.

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