Twitter has made an unfortunate mistake. The famous social network has sent emails to reset user passwords by accident.
All the users who received an email from Twitter saying that they need to change passwords due to the fact that their accounts might have been compromised, actually have nothing to worry.
All these emails which were sent on Monday actually were sent by mistake.
Twitter already admitted the mistake, the company saying that the service has not been hacked.
Initially, it was believed that the email from Twitter came following a hacking of the famous social network.
Twitter did not reveal how many people have been affected by this situation, but the site already apologized for the inconvenience it might have caused. However, it is believed that less than one percent of Twitter users have been affected by this system error.
The email read the following. “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,” it added, advising users to change their password.
Soon after many users received this email, Twitter claimed that it actually was a system error which sent it and users were never in danger of having their accounts compromised.
“We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error,” a statement from Twitter said. “We apologise to the affected users for the inconvenience,” it added.
Users who have been affected can access their account after reseting their password, although numerous users have already reported that they were able to access their Twitter with no need to change the password.
This is not the first time when Twitter sends such an email. A similar email was sent last year, but back then the situation was real. Over 250,000 users’ passwords were stolen, emails, as well as other data. Fortunately, it wasn’t the case this time.
Most recently, Yahoo, Tesco, Target and Kickstarter were among the companies that were targeted by hackers. Fortunately for Twitter and its users, it wasn’t the case for the social network, at least at this moment.