November 8th, 2012, 21:17 PM
Twitter resets user passwords following breach
Twitter unintentionally reset the passwords for multiple user accounts following a small data breach.
The social networking site sent out emails urging multiple users to reset their password on claims of a potential data breach. Twitter says the emails were sent out unintentionally as not all accounts whose passwords were reset got hacked.
"We're committed to keeping Twitter a safe and open community. As part of that commitment, in instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened along with information about creating a new password," Twitter wrote in a blog post.
"This is a routine part of our processes to protect our users. In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused."