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February 08, 2015

Chipotle apologizes for Twitter hack

A series of offensive tweets were posted to the Twitter account of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. after the account was hacked overnight for about two hours, the company said on Sunday.

Chipotle's avatar was replaced with a swastika and hackers tweeted a number of racial slurs and profanities, including ones directed at President Barack Obama and various U.S. government agencies.  

"We apologize for the nature of the posts that were made during that time, and we are now conducting an investigation to try to determine what happened and who might have been involved,"  Chris Arnold, a company spokesman, wrote in an e-mailed statement.

The Denver-based burrito chain removed the offensive tweets and has posted a message on its Twitter feed apologizing for "the very offensive messages."