TechCrunch is reporting that number of users has experiencing their Twitter account being compromised as the micro-blogging giant has sent an email warning users about the hack and asking them to reset their passwords. There are no words or any details being shared on what would be the cause of the compromise in Twitter’s email, in and all it just says, “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter.”
Here’s the full text of the email potentially compromised users received (via TechCrunch):
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:
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