Last night, many Twitter users got an email from the company asking them to reset the password as their account may was compromised. Though the initial reaction was that the micro blogging platform had been hacked, these password reset mails were in fact sent due to a system error, Re/code reports. Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm bias
“We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error,” a Twitter spokesman told Re/code. “We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience.” Also Read - COVID-19 third wave: Twitter shuts offices as coronavirus cases rise
According to the report, less than one percent of Twitter’s user base got this password reset email. The email read: Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
“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.”
The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts and only after setting a new password did they regain access to their accounts.
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