Twitter Mistakenly Resets Passwords After Hack

Following a number of Twitter users receiving emails prompting them to change their passwords due to a potential hack, Twitter has issued a statement confirming it was an accident on their part.

In the e-mail, the microblogging site had said, "Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a web site or service not associated with Twitter. We've reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account."

While it remains unclear how many were been affected by the password reset e-mail, Twitter said it was sent to a wider group of users than intended.

"We're committed to keeping Twitter a safe and open community," it said. "As part of that commitment, in instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened along with information about creating a new password. This is a routine part of our processes to protect our users."

"In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused."

If you're worried about the security of your account, navigate towards Settings and then Password to change it.


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  • Anonymous
    CEO: Woops, sorry.. Wrong button.
  • joytech22
    I didn't get this E-Mail so I guess I'm in the clear.
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