Twitter users, if you have recently received any email telling you that your password has been reset or one asking you to change your password, fret not because there is a good chance that you haven’t been hacked.
According to Twitter, they have recently encountered a system error in which a less than 1% of the company’s user base was affected. The error basically reseted a bunch of passwords for some Twitter users, which then prompted the emails asking them to change their passwords.
From the email that was sent out to the affected users, it reads, “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 accessing your account.”
In a statement that Twitter sent to Re/code, “We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.” In a way it is understandable for Twitter users to freak out a little as the company has had their share of security scares in the past.
It was just last year that Twitter was hacked in which as many as 250,000 Twitter users had their information potentially made public, including details such as usernames, email addresses, and so on. In any case if you have received the email, just follow the instructions and you should be good to go. So, did any of our readers receive the email?