Hackers post Lil Wayne lyrics from Donald Trump’s Twitter account

Were they the same hackers who took over Burger King and Jeep's Twitter accounts earlier this week?

 

Kris Holt

Internet Culture

Published Feb 21, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 11:58 pm CDT

Donald Trump has joined the vaunted company of Burger King and Jeep by falling victim to a Twitter hack.

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The businessman tweeted Thursday lunchtime that his account had been  “seriously hacked,” and the announcement garnered hundreds of retweets within just a few minutes.

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It seems whoever gained access to Trump’s account didn’t have much time to cause chaos. Trump (or whoever helps him run his feed) appeared to quickly delete a tweet posted by the perpetrators. Not quickly enough, however, to keep social media search engine Topsy from indexing the offending message:

Of course, a cynic might say Trump wasn’t really hacked, and it was an attention seeking ploy in the vein of the MTV and BET fake-hacking fiasco (and heaven forbid Trump be known as an attention seeker).

Like the Burger King hacker, whoever took over Trump’s account seems to be a hip-hop fan, although that doesn’t mean it’s the same culprit. The message on Trump’s account is a line by rapper Lil Wayne, while the Burger King hacker name-dropped artists like Chief Keef and T-Shyne.

We named Trump one of the 10 most influential people on Twitter for 2012, largely because of his frequent angry outbursts and attempts at trolling.

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2013, 2:36 pm CST