Twitter apologized for accidentally sending emails asking users to “confirm your Twitter account”. The company says the messages were sent accidentally. “If you received one of these emails, you don’t need to confirm your account and you can ignore the message,” the company said.
The edgeTom Warren’s own was a recipient of one of the emails, which is similar to the email Twitter sends to validate an email address during the sign-up process. Users who weren’t expecting to receive the emails quickly assumed they were sent by someone trying to impersonate Twitter as part of a phishing scam, BleepingComputer reports.
On this occasion, the cause of the emails was the result of what appears to be a simple mistake, but it’s always best to play it safe when you receive an email you weren’t expecting, especially if it’s a large company and ask you to click on a link. The FTC has one thorough page with advice for anyone who thinks they have received a phishing email.