McDonald’s & Cyber Security

We’re pretty used to a certain unnamed president who likes to tweet insults at other celebrities and organizations at 6 am EDT, but its not very often that we see an organization clap back.Well, we were in for a treat on March 17 when McDonald’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked:


After taking a moment to shake your head or catch your breath, you have to wonder exactly how this happened. According to McDonald’s, they were hacked. Other theories have surfaced and include things like disgruntled interns, someone forgetting to switch to their personal Twitter account, or, my personal favourite, the communications person lost their damn mind.

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Of all the courses of action, McDonald’s chose the safest one. Delete the tweet and say “We swear we didn’t do it.” Even if Ronald McDonald himself tweeted the offending tweet, they would have had to say the same thing. They made a good choice here especially since it seems that everyone and their dog saw the tweet. At the time of writing, “McDonald’s” was trending on Facebook and Twitter. A swift and distancing tweet is the only way to make sure that Trump didn’t retaliate with #BoycottMcDonalds.




One thought on “McDonald’s & Cyber Security

  1. Mr. President is probably still boycotting the only Donald bigger than he. Its a little scary that we never know who says what when it comes to social media, anyone could be posting from anywhere. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the “Hamburglar” and his shady associates posted the tweet.


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