Victims of Twitter hacking

By Allyson Balansay & Riya Bhattacharjee. AP Images
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Social hacks

Various social media accounts have been hacked, with the hackers posing as the account holders. See gallery

Twitter has suffered back-to-back hackings, starting with @BurgerKing Monday and then @Jeep Tuesday. Here's a look at other social media accounts that hackers have toyed with. See gallery

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Burger King

Burger King's Twitter account was hacked on Feb. 18 and turned into the company's rival burger chain, McDonald's. The hacker used a McDonald's photo and logo on the account  and claimed Burger King had been sold to McDonald's. Burger King apologized later, tweeting: "Interesting day here at BURGER KING, but we're back! Welcome to our new followers. Hope you all stick around!"

More: Burger King apologizes after Twitter hacking

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Barely a day after Burger King's Twitter account was hacked, Jeep's Twitter account was hacked and replaced with a Cadillac emblem. Hackers also posted a message saying the brand had been sold to General Motors Co.'s Cadillac division.

More: Jeep Twitter hacked one day after Burger King hack

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Fox News

@foxnewspolitics was hacked on July 4, 2011, with hackers writing a series of tweets about President Obama being killed. One of the tweets said: "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead." Another tweet said: "We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there's light at the end of the tunnel." Hacking group Scriptkiddies claimed credit for the hack, according to Media Bistro.

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President Barack Obama

Twitter announced on Jan. 5, 2009, that 33 Twitter accounts had been hacked including that of President Barack Obama. A message was posted on Obama's account promoting a survey of the president. It said, "What is your opinion on Barack Obama? Take the survey and possibly win $500 in free gas," and linked to a survey on a third-party website.

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Rick Sanchez

Twitter announced on Jan. 5, 2009, that 33 Twitter accounts had been hacked, including that of former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, whose account at the time was @RickSanchezCNN. The hacker's malicious tweet read, "i am high on crack right now might not be coming to work today." Sanchez is currently a contributor on Fox News and tweets using the account @RickSanchezTV.

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250,000 Twitter Accounts compromised

Twitter announced on Feb. 2 that an estimated 250,000 Twitter accounts had been compromised. An investigation by Twitter showed that attackers may have had access to usernames, email addresses, passwords and session tokens for approximately 250,000 users.

More: Hackers attack Twitter, estimated 250,000 users' information compromised