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Twitter resets users` passwords `by mistake`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 21:10

London: Microblogging site Twitter reportedly sent emails to thousands of its users, prompting them to change their passwords, but later clarified that the emails were sent accidentally.

The password-reset emails were sent to users, sparking rumours if the service had been hacked.

The emails came with a warning saying that user accounts might have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter and that the site has reset the passwords to prevent access to the accounts, the BBC reports.
According to the report, Twitter blamed a `system error` for the emails; however, those who received the notice would still need to reset their passwords.
Cybercriminals and hacker groups like the Syrian Electronic Army ( SEA) have been long associated with exploiting the platform for tricking users into unwittingly giving out their log-in details.

First Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 21:10

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