On February 1, 2013 Twitter announced to the public that they suffered a security breach and your account may be affected.
This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords – for approximately 250,000 users.
As a precautionary security measure, we have reset passwords and revoked session tokens for these accounts. If your account was one of them, you will have recently received (or will shortly) an email from us at the address associated with your Twitter account notifying you that you will need to create a new password. Your old password will not work when you try to log in to Twitter.
Source: Keeping our users secure
Even if you did not receive an email from Twitter that your account may have been compromised, they advised that you log-in and change your password.
I have logged in and changed all my passwords to good strong ones and hope you do too.
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Do Your Part to Help Protect Other Twitter Users
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Stay safe out there!