Early Sunday morning, the Twitter account for restaurant chain Chipotle was taken over by hackers who replaced the profile picture with a Nazi swastika and sent a series of offensive and vulgar tweets before control of the account was finally returned to the corporation.
The first tweet under the hacker’s control simply announced what was happening.
The second tweet, however, took things much further and more grotesque:
It continued getting worse from there. You can find more examples from Twitchy here (language warning).
After some time, Chipotle restored the account to normal and sent an apology tweet.
We apologize for the very offensive messages sent out from our account earlier tonight. We were unfortunately hijacked temporarily. – Joe
— Chipotle (@ChipotleTweets) February 8, 2015
This is the second time in a week Twitter has been used to propogate disseminate Nazi messages. Last week, Coca-Cola had to withdraw its #makeithappy campaign on the social media site after the algorithm created by the soda company was tricked into quoting Adolf Hilter’s autobiography “Mein Kampf.”