An Unknown Amount Of Twitter Accounts Compromised…. Oh Noes!

If you have a Twitter account, it’s time to change your password. Twitter have sent e-mails to people who they suspect have had their accounts compromised. ZDNet has a lot to say on this:

In the email, the microblogging company noted: “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 others from accessing your account.” 

It remains unclear how many have been affected by the password reset email or what’s caused the mass e-mailing of its users.

A post by TweetSmarter on Wednesday noted that in some cases when “large numbers of Twitter accounts have been hijacked,” the company sends out these emails on mass; even sending messages to accounts that may not have been affected by any hack or hijack to err on the side of caution.

The safe thing to do is to change your password even if you didn’t get an e-mail from Twitter. Also, watch your Twitter account for any unusual activity. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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