Twitter hacks on a large scale are fairly rare so when it does happen it's even more unfortunate for Twitter when they accidently send out reset emails to more than they needed to
Twitter began issuing emails to a number of users today after it was found that a Twitter hack had resulted in users seeing tweets which hadn't been tweeted by them.
It was then revealed by Twitter that they had actually sent these reset emails to a number of users who hadn't been affected as well. The social media site hasn't confirmed either how many users were affected and how many users they sent the emails to.
In a statement on the company's website Twitter apologised to those users who had been affected saying, "In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused."
Notable users that were affected included David Mitchell who received the email from Twitter informing him his account had been hacked, however was unable to find any real evidence of this taking place tweeting:
"So I've changed it , but the only evidence of hacking I can find is that my tweet about my Observer column last Sun has disappeared. Weird."