Anonymous got hacked by Rustle League members that managed to hijack one of the hacktivist group’s Twitter accounts. With more than 160,000 followers,Â Anon_CentralINFÂ was controlled by the anti-Anonymous hacking group for several hours, and it recently became unavailable.
The micro-blogging platform was recently targeted by several cyber-attacks. Victims included Burger King, Jeep, and Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.
Burger Kingâ€™s Twitter hacking made headlines this week after the attackers altered the account to show a bogus merger with rival fast-food chain McDonalds. The most controversial message in the prank was: â€œWe just got sold to McDonalds!,â€ a tweet that produced confusion among thousands of followers.
According to Softpedia, hacking Twitter accounts is becoming a trend exploited even for marketing purposes. Television channel MTV has even â€œhackedâ€ its own account as a prank to promote its sister network BET.
In the first day of February, Twitter itself got hacked, and 250,000 users had their passwords, usernames, emails and other personal details stolen.