Twitter Comes Clean About Password Gaffe

Nov 9, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Twitter revealed Thursday that it had accidentally reset many users’ passwords after a few accounts had been hijacked, reports TheWrap.com. On Wednesday night, the company inadvertently reset a "larger number" of accounts than had actually been hacked.

An email notified users whose passwords had been altered. It read, "Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter. We’ve reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account."

On the website, Twitter wrote: "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."

Your Comment

Email (will not be published)