Some Twitter users received emails Thursday from the social media company stating that their account may have been compromised after a potential security breach.
“Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter. We’ve reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account,” the email stated.
Twitter also stated in the email that users should not reuse their old password and should create a new password that included a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
The company also recommended that users check their browser’s address bar when visiting the Twitter website to make sure the URL is indeed Twitter’s legitimate site.
“Phishing sites often look just like Twitter, so check the URL before entering your login information!” the company said in the email.