Nov 08, 2012, 11.46 PM IST
TWITTER-PASSWORDS:Twitter mistakenly resets passwords of large number of users
"In instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened," Twitter said in its blog on Thursday. "In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised."
Carolyn Penner, a spokeswoman for the social-networking site, declined to say how many Twitter accounts were affected by the error.
She said that there had not been a security breach.
(Reporting By Jim Finkle; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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