Updated: Twitter forcing some users to change password.

Updated: Twitter forcing some users to change password.

Update, from a Twitter spokesperson:

“Password resets are a standard operating procedure if we see anything even close to fishy related to an account in an effort to keep people safe”.

Looks like it’s happening again.  Reports across Twitter are talking about a password reset warning that is informing them of a needed password reset due to a phishing attack.

There have been a number of cases where phishers have targeted user accounts via DM sending them to a spoof login page that grabs passwords and then uses your account to propagate the phishing messages to more users.

This message is getting out pretty quick, however, due to a Tweet from Jason Pollock:

The notice from Twitter, as seen below, appears to be heading off the phishing attack before it becomes too widespread:

We may sound like a broken record on this, but TNW is urging you to please use an up-to-date browser that has integrated anti-phishing and anti-malware protection.  In the mean time, we’ve contacted Twitter, and we’ll fill you in with any information that we find.

This post is part of our contributor series. The views expressed are the author's own and not necessarily shared by TNW.

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