Twitter security breach, reminder to reset password

May 10, 2012 5:11:47 AM PDT
Twitter is downplaying a security breach that leaked the passwords of thousands of accounts.

The usernames and passwords of about 60,000 accounts were posted on the internet this week. Twitter says thousands of the compromised accounts and passwords were duplicates and many were the accounts of spammers.

Twitter has reminded users whose accounts were posted to re-set their password.