Exclusive: The Burger King and Jeep Hacker Is Probably This DJ From New England

By Sam Biddle on at

It was just going to be another boring day on the Internet, when along came a spastic, hilarious hacker with a taste for McDonald's, Gucci Mane, and caps lock. Is a criminal mastermind behind the @BurgerKing (and likely @Jeep) takeover? Nope—just a guy who plays shows in Rhode Island who left an unfortunate Internet paper trail.

The path to the hilariously defaced @BurgerKing account (and @Jeep, in the exact same style) bends and whirls all the way back to 2005, when a crew of teen hackers known as Defonic Team Screen Name Club infamously cracked Paris Hilton's T-Mobile Sidekick. Almost every noun in that sentence has aged poorly, and one juvenile member of the DTSNC was nabbed by cops and thrown into probation. Eight years later, it seems that a member of that crew—Tony "iThug" Cunha, an esteemed former hacker of MySpace pages—is back in action, and making the kind of juvenile screw-ups you'd expect from a 15-year-old.