Fast food chain Burger King have become victims of hackers, namely Anonymous, who have changed their profile name to ‘McDonalds’ and are tweeting and retweeting a string of messages mocking their current situation.
You will often see individuals with hacked Twitter or Facebook profiles, we are all familiar with the ‘What are you doing in this picture?’ message which is still doing the rounds, but it is very rare that a brand as big as Burger King falls victim to a hacker.
Twitter offers plenty of advice for keeping your account secure including:
- Keeping a Strong & Unique Password
- Evaluating Links on Twitter
- Selecting Third Party Applications with Care
- Keeping your Browser Up to Date
Setting security policies for social media should be something a large company, managing a team of staff using the same account, should distribute widely to all users. Knowing how social networks work, creating a great social media campaign and being engaging on social networks is often talked about far more than security. Security is arguably more important and the first thing that should be communicated to users.
Have you got a security policy for social in your team? Will you set one in up in the wake of what has happened to Burger King?
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