BP has admitted that its official Twitter account was compromised temporarily yesterday by hackers who posted a joke about its attempts to stem the devastating oil leak that has polluted the Gulf of Mexico.
According to a report from Business Insider, an unauthorised posting appeared on the BP America Twitter account at about 8.00am UK time on the 27th May.
The message read:
Terry is now in charge of operation Top Kill, work will recommence after we find a XXL wetsuit. #bpcares #oilspill
About 30 minutes later, the offending tweet was removed. According to BP spokesman Mark Salt, the…
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