Twitter Passwords Leaked!

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OMG!!The Social Giant Twitter Accounts have been compromised. Twitter is now sending out emails to some of its users telling them it to reset their password and asking them to create a new one. If you can’t log into your account its because of this. Lots of users are affected in this recent hack.David Mitchell’s account was also compromised



And The tech news giant TechCrunch’s account has also been hacked and spammy posts like the one below are proof.

The cause of the compromise has not been explained yet . it just says “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter”.

Twitter is being very secretive on tis subject.Refusing to release any onfo about the hack.

Twitter’s email looks just like what a hacker would use to  harvest passwords. But this time at least it’s genuine Even so, to be on the safe side, you should manually type in the link to Twitter’s password reset page — to avoid any risk of being phished.

Here’s the full text of the email :

Hi, [name]

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.

You’ll need to create a new password for your Twitter account. You can select a new password at this link:
https://twitter.com/pw_rst/

As always, you can also request a new password from our password-resend page: https://twitter.com/account/resend_password

Please don’t reuse your old password and be sure to choose a strong password (such as one with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols).

In general, be sure to:

  • Always check that your browser’s address bar is on a https://twitter.com website before entering your password. Phishing sites often look just like Twitter, so check the URL before entering your login information!
  • Avoid using websites or services that promise to get you lots of followers. These sites have been known to send spam updates and damage user accounts.
  • Review your approved connections on your Applications page at https://twitter.com/settings/applications. If you see any applications that you don’t recognize, click the Revoke Access button.

For more information, visit our help page for hacked or compromised accounts.

The Twitter Team

This seems to be a big time scam as manty twitter users are complaining

Received that email for two of the accounts I run this am.

— Nicole Cardoza (@nicolecardoza) November 8, 2012

 Twitter account hacked last week & just received an email to change password again today! #whatsgoingon

— arlene newbigging (@arlenenewbigg) November 8, 2012

yep, got the same message, had to change password!

— Justine Cook (@jcsculpture) November 8, 2012

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