BP America Twitter Account Gets Temporarily Hacked

Posted May 27, 2010

The BP America Twitter account was temporarily hacked and the message above was sent out.  BP spokesman Mark Salt sent out an explanation about the above tweet.  It appeared on the account for about 30 minutes before it was deleted.  “The comment was posted by someone not involved in the response who gained access to our twitter. We have removed the inaccurate posting and made changes to the account to stop this from happening again,” said Salt.  BP is also trying to figure out how to handle a parody Twitter account that is tweeting out funny messages about the oil company.  [BusinessInsider]