Twitter Resets Thousands of Passwords

Twitter Resets Thousands of Passwords

Twitter today sent an email out to thousands of users saying that it reset their passwords due to their account being compromised. The only problem? A good number of the accounts that were reset weren't hacked. According to the BBC, the "mass email coincided with incidents involving several high-profile accounts." 

In a statement afterwards, Twitter apologized for "any inconvenience or confusion" that the emails may have caused:

"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."

So, if you got an email saying that your password was reset, don't worry, you're not alone. 

[via BBC]

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