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Burger King employee incurs the wrath of Anonymous

Jul 18, 2012

Governments, spy agencies, banks, credit card companies, police stations, drug cartels, the Westboro Baptist church, Scientology, and various other transgressors have all at some point incurred the wrath of the many-tentacled and ideologically diverse Anonymous. Add Burger King to the list.

A Burger King employee took photos of himself with sneakered feet planted in two containers of lettuce, then posted it to 4chan, the image board that gave birth to the Anonymous hacking collective. The brazen employee added the caption, “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.” He was practically begging for Anonymous to jump into action.

Anonymous hackers then pulled the photo’s location from GPS data embedded by Imgur and brought the photo to the attention of the Mayfield Heights, Ohio Burger King chain. According to NPR, “one of the [anons] called the manager, and a few others called local news outlets.”

And so began the employee’s downfall, proving that no task is too big or small to attract Anonymous’s attention.

Burger’s response?

“Food safety is a top priority for Burger King restaurants and the company has strict policies regarding its food handling procedures. We are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action as necessary.”

Happy fast food eating.

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