Twitter glitch ‘Confirm your Twitter account’ isn’t a phishing email
Twitter is one of the biggest social media platforms we have today. This microblogging site is popular for various reasons and forms one of the most important and reliable ways to disseminate information.
Now, for a social media platform of its stature, it is only expected that once in a while, we would see unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of users, and gain access to their accounts.
And these aren’t exactly new events. Sometime last year, we saw, perhaps, one of the biggest Twitter hacks in recent times as a bunch of high-level accounts were hacked and used to perpetrate a Bitcoin scam.
In light of such events, it is then understandable why users would feel a bit uncomfortable when they get an email asking them to verify their accounts despite having done that already.
Well, this is exactly what’s happening to a number of Twitter users over the past few hours. According to users, an email that seems to come from Twitter is asking them to verify their accounts.
This, according to these users, is despite them not having had any issues with their accounts before or asking Twitter to verify their accounts.
Is this another phishing scam? Well, a quick scroll through the microblogging site reveals a bunch of paranoid users asking others not to engage with the said email.
As it turns out, this isn’t a scam parse. A few tech-savvy users managed to trace the destination of the link attached to the mail in question and it indeed traces back to Twitter.
Don’t panic if you received a “Confirm your Twitter account” email tonight and clicked a link inside the email. I looked through the email that I received and all of the links go to official https://Twitter.com domains. Doesn’t look like a phishing attempt.
Also, we have seen Twitter through its official support handle come out to address the same. According to the company, it is safe to ignore the message as it was sent by mistake.
Some of you may have recently received an email to “confirm your Twitter account” that you weren’t expecting. These were sent by mistake and we’re sorry it happened.
If you received one of these emails, you don’t need to confirm your account and you can disregard the message.
With that, Twitter users can rest easy knowing that their accounts are safe. At least until the next psycho tries to hack into their accounts. Too soon? Okay.
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