An update on the Twitter Status blog explains that the service “unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those... believed to have been compromised.” Twitter wasn’t hacked, it just goofed and accidentally sent re-set instructions to too many users.

2 Responses to “Twitter wasn't hacked, but it is asking many users to reset passwords.”

  1. mrnosuch says:

    Then it must be a coincidence that I got that notice, and there were tweets in my stream that I didn’t make. Sure. No hack. Okaaaaay.

  2. I received that notice and there were no bogus tweets in my stream and no DMs made by anyone other than me, plus my old password still works.

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