Social network Twitter advised its users on Thursday to change their passwords for the website to prevent misuse of their personal information after a bug was recorded in the system. Twitter Support said that there is “no indication of a breach,” hence the password change was recommended only as a precaution. The bug, which stored passwords unmasked in an internal log, has been fixed, the administrators said.
It wasn’t revealed how long the bug has been active. The social media giant apologized for the error: “We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day,” the statement said.
Twitter has more than 330 million active users. In comparison, Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users.