I have received a Twitter email saying that:
Due to concern that your account may have been compromised in a phishing attack that took place off-Twitter, your password was reset. Please create a new password by opening this link in your browser:
Now, funnily enough, I don’t remember any phishing attempts coming my way, and by the number of similar issues that others are having, who also don’t remember any phishing attempts, it seems more likely a glitch at Twitter.
Phishing attacks are usually to capture logins and passwords so the attacker can gain access for some illicit purpose, but there were no bad tweets, no changing of settings, no damage I could see at all.
Again, none of the others I have read about have found any damage either.
I use some third party software and plugins to manage my Twitter account, so it could be one of those, but that isn’t phishing, that is a security breach.
No one seems to have any ideas, the closest I found was a reference to software such as Seesmic or Tweetdeck users having problems.
Some people were getting these emails ten times or more.
Here is a blog post about someone else’s experience (worse than mine, so far 🙂
Have you received one of these, have you had any issues resetting your Twitter password?
Let us know in the comments…