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by on February 19, 2013

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – One day after hackers attacked a Burger King account, they set their sites on a Detroit automaker.

Jeep’s Twitter (@Jeep) background was changed to promote Cadillac and several tweets were sent out, some of them obscene.

One message stated that the brand had been sold to General Motor’s luxury division. The account description was edited to read, “The official Twitter Handle for the Jeep – Just Empty Every Pocket.”

Cadillac (@Cadillac) was quick to deny any connection to the incident, tweeting on its own account:  “Just to clarify, Cadillac is not connected to the hack of the @Jeep Twitter account.”

Talking to WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert, a Chrysler spokesman said they’re aware of the situation.  He said the Twitter account is run by an agency that is working on restoring control.

CBS Tech correspondent Larry Magid said attacks on corporations are becoming more common.

“Bottom line is that this is part of doing business in the…

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