Threat Management

Twitter system error accidentally resets users’ passwords

Thousands of Twitter users thought their accounts were compromised yesterday after receiving an email from the company prompting them to reset their passwords.

As users took to the site to vent frustration and question the email, Twitter announced that hackers weren't to blame for the password resets. An internal system error was the cause, according to CNN.

A Twitter spokesman confirmed with the news company that an unintentional error led to the resets, but he declined to say how many accounts were affected.

Although the accounts weren't compromised, users still needed to change their password information in order to regain access.

A similar situation occurred in 2012 when the company reset an undisclosed number of users' passwords because of a potential breach.

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