Tipsy Twitter apologises for password reset frenzy, but a real hack sparked it
- — Nov. 9, 2012, 4:49 p.m.
While it did get a little tipsy with password-reset gusto, plenty of Twitter accounts were in fact hacked.
Fingers of blame are pointed towards eastwards, with China watchers well-represented on the list of accounts hacked, but perpetrators of such attacks are tough to pin down.
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