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Hackers tell man he's "too fat" to eat at Burger King (silicon.com)

Refreshing honesty from junk food chain, or malicious hackers?

A junk-food fan was left shocked and upset recently when his order at a Burger King drive-thru was declined on the grounds that he was "too fat".

The man ordered at the speaker but was told by the voice on the other end of the intercom: "You don't need a couple of Whoppers. You are too fat." He was then told to drive on.

While he may at first have assumed it was a member of staff at the Troy, Michigan, Burger King who had grown tired of being in gainful employment, the source of the abuse is actually believed to be a group of malicious pranksters who hacked into the wireless frequency of the drive-thru's intercom service.

Some consumers were told the restaurant had no food or drink, while others were subjected to profanities, according to a report on the Click On Detroit website.

The group are believed to be operating somewhere in the vicinity of the restaurant and have been abusing diners since late last week. Burger King staff are currently trying to change the frequency of the intercom system to avoid further embarrassment.

It appears the authorities do not see the funny side of the prank, however. If caught, the tech-savvy miscreants face up to three months in prison under Michigan's misdemeanour laws.







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Hope it's not these guys.

Link goes to the google cache because Websense blocks the site at work.

http://216.239.57.104/ search?q=cache:bqqC0Fx6_VMJ:www.phonelosers.org/ tv.html+drive+through+happy+birthday+phone& hl=en&ie=UTF-8





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I also think the FCC would have something to say to those kids, and they don't mess around.




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This link was posted to ba.internet back on Saturday - I didn't click on it then, in fact I haven't even clicked on it now, but I'm assuming it's the same story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 2/hi/americas/3385743.stm

Also, to see a group of people even older and fuddy-duddier than me talk about how this used to happen ALL THE TIME in the GOOD OLD DAYS, click over to http://groups.google.com/ groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=& ie=UTF-8&threadm=4000B846.9040103%40mail.com& rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fdq %3D%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D %26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D4000B846.9040103%2540mail.com




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