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July 28 2013

thatsridicarus
Cheezburger:

Chipotle Faked Its Own Twitter Hack on July 21st

Wow, weak. Apparently Chipotle's official Twitter account being "hacked" on July 21st was just a publicity stunt tied into their 20th anniversary marketing campaign.

So basically, some loser in marketing making seven figures a year decided it would be a good idea to fake a felony to drum up attention to their social media presence. Chipotle representative Chris Arnold had this to say about the incident:

"Chipotle appeared to be the latest brand to have its Twitter account hacked on Sunday when its main account, @ChipotleTweets, posted a series of confusing and seemingly random tweets over the course of an hour. Now, the company has come forward and admitted that it faked having its account hacked as part of a publicity stunt tied to its 20th anniversary promotional campaign. 'We thought that people would pay attention, that it would cut through people's attention and make them talk, and it did that.'" [via Mashable]

The fake tweets were retweeted 12,000 times, and the Twitter account ended up getting 4,000 new subscribers that day compared to their usual daily subscription rate of about 250.

I think we all know how Chipotle can atone for this, though. Cough free guacamole cough.

August 11 2012

thatsridicarus

There are many old stereotypes about hackers that get trotted out whenever there is a news headline about a digital break-in or the release of information that had been reportedly secure.

Either these technicians are portrayed as all male, spotty youths who live in dark rooms at their parents’ house, or they are autistic script kiddies with a number obsession and little else to their skillset. This is garbage.

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July 26 2011

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June 10 2011

thatsridicarus
How to view blocked youtube videos. Totes.
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