Twitter accidentally resets a large number of passwords
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
Twitter has posted on its status site claiming that a lot of users received the emails by accident after resetting a large number of passwords.
“In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised,” the statement explains.
Seemingly affected users were also prompted to reset their passwords when trying to log in on the Twitter website.
Some accounts have been spotted posting dodgy tweets – it’s fair to say ifTechCrunch advises you that you could make $250 a day working from home, it’s not a legit endorsement of CNBC7workhome’s services.
Twitter hasn’t said how many accounts are affected but it seems to be a fairly large-scale hack given the outcry on the site itself.