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article imageTwitter resets thousands of passwords by accident

By Tim Sandle     Mar 4, 2014 in Technology
Twitter sent out a message to thousands of users telling them to change their passwords because their accounts had been "compromised". The firm has now admitted that the emails were sent by mistake.
The messages were sent out to thousands of Twitter members on Monday, the Daily Mail reports. The round of emails sent by Twitter came with a warning that: "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."
To clarify things further, Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser has told CNN that "We unintentionally sent some password reset notices tonight due to a system error. We apologize to the affected users for the inconvenience."
The micro-blogging site has since said that a "system error" was the reason for the notices being sent. This is unlike last year when some 250,000 users' passwords were stolen, as well as usernames, emails and other data.
Despite the false alarm, those who received the email will still need to reset their details despite the false alarm.
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