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Twitter mistakenly resets its users passwords due to an error

The social networking company made a blooper as it scared its users by sending emails insisting them to reset their password because of a compromise.

Published Tue, Mar 4 2014 7:26 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:18 PM CST

If you have received an email from Twitter saying that your account may have been compromised by a website or service, most likely that email was sent by mistake. Twitter has confirmed that emails were sent to millions of Twitter users by mistake due to an error.

Twitter mistakenly resets its users passwords due to an error |

The spokesperson for the social networking website said,"We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience."

Twitter sent a mail to millions of users prompting to change their passwords as it was 'found' to be compromised by a website or service that was associated with Twitter accounts, followed by a reset password link. It turned out that there was no security beach, rather the reset was triggered by accident. Those who have received such emails should regain access with their account soon, or they can take this opportunity to reset the password.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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