Last week, I received a Twitter email notify me that Twitter has reset my account password. I thought it was a scam but it is not, Twitter has been hacked.
Twitter, the world popular microblogging site, has been hacked and attackers may have gained access to 250,000 user passwords. Twitter has reset passwords for the 250,000 accounts and send email to the users.
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Regardless you have receive Twitter reset password email or not, I would recommend you to reset Twitter password and use strong password.
You can choose to reset Twitter password via phone or email. I tried the phone option but it didn’t work, at the end I requested a password reset link via email.
Strong password should be at least 10 characters and a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. You can use password generator to help you. A strong password does not mean it has to be difficult to be remembered. There are many tips on creating an easy-to-remember strong password.
“This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”, said Twitter in the blog post.