A Mexican grill company was forced to apologise after a slew of racist tweets and offensive posts attacking the American government were sent out to its hundreds of thousands of followers by hackers.
The avatar of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s twitter account was changed to a swastika and a number of tweets posted by hackers on Sunday morning contained pro-Nazi messages.
Other posts, littered with swear words, attacked the American government and used racist language to target Barack Obama.
Some of the tweets also said that Chipotle would be closing because the food had been poisoned.
The company posted a message on Sunday apologising for the slew of offensive posts.
It said: ‘We apologize for the very offensive messages sent out from our account earlier tonight. We were unfortunately hijacked temporarily. -Joe.’
The profile of the account was changed by hackers, pointing to two accounts @TUGFeds and @TheCeltic666, which have now been suspended.
Source: UK Daily Mail