Phishing message sent from Twitter? The platform confirms massive error

An unprecedented event occurred a few hours ago when, by mistake, thousands of users received an email from Twitter requesting users to confirm their accounts, giving the impression of being a massive phishing attack. This incident, which began around 10:00 PM on Thursday, impacted individual and business accounts alike.

The subject line of these messages only mentioned the phrase “Confirm your Twitter account”, and included a button to complete the action. While these messages seemed legitimate, the cybersecurity community soon began to question their provenance and intentions, as this clearly seemed like a simple but effective phishing attack.

During the minutes following the sending of this message, users began posting their doubts on Twitter and other social media platforms.

To the peace of mind of affected users, this was not a new attempt by the cybercriminal community to deceive thousands of people, but it was simply a Twitter mistake. This information was confirmed by the official social media account: “Some of you may have recently received an email to “confirm your Twitter account”. These messages were sent by mistake and we’re sorry it happened,” says Twitter’s report. 

Those users who have received this message can simply ignore it and continue their routine activities without worrying about the security of their online platforms. To learn more about information security risks, malware variants, vulnerabilities and information technologies, feel free to access the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) websites.