Twitter recently announced that once again, it had made a mistake by accidentally resetting thousands of user’s passwords as they were lead to believe that their accounts were “compromised” although the users were never in danger.
As many know, many social networking accounts are attacked by hackers on a daily basis so when an email pops up in your inbox stating that your account has been the victim of such crime then you expect the worse. But as previously mentioned, the social networking site had again, made a mistake although this time simply by sending out emails then to realize that they were at fault due to a ‘system error’.
Twitter has not yet stated the exact amount although it is estimates into he thousands that, although may not be many compared to the millions of users that log in daily, it is still something that could be prevented.
Groups such as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) have become adept at tricking users into unwittingly handing over log-in details for social media, This 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. It added: “We’ve reset your password to prevent accessing your account. “It has since blamed a “system error” for the notices being sent, although those who received the email will still need to reset their details despite the false alarm.
Last year, similar emails were sent out for a real breach. Some 250,000 users’ passwords had been stolen, as well as usernames, emails and other data, the site’s security director stated at the time. So what do you think does the website need to boost its productivity in this area or is it something that happens over time?