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If you’ve received an email from Twitter that says your password has been reset, you’re not the only one. It seems like many Twitter users have had their password reset after being informed that their account may have been compromised.
UPDATE: A Twitter spokesperson tells us that the password reset emails were triggered by a system error. “We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience,” the spokesperson says.
Our original story is as follows.
Did anyone else just receive an email like this from Twitter? Says my account may have been compromised. pic.twitter.com/pHDfjlbDOP
— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) March 4, 2014
A search on Twitter surfaces a deluge of tweets from users who have received such an email. Although it isn’t clear as of now what circumstances have led to the need for a password reset, it could have stemmed from a hacking attempt by a third-party site or service.
Thumbnail image via Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images
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