Did You Receive Strange Notifications From Twitter Yesterday? You’re Not Alone.

Did you get a bunch of strange notifications on your phone from Twitter yesterday? The pushed alerts were a string of letters and numbers followed by a colon and a number. What was it? Why did it happen? And what do you need to do? We have all the answers! 

The notifications may have looked like this:

Everyone was pretty confused, including Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey:

Shortly thereafter, he announced the flaw was fixed and explained what triggered it:

While it’s still unclear why it happened, the error doesn’t seem malicious at this point. It’s important to always be #CyberAware because mistakes like this can happen and be much less obvious, often going undetected for weeks. Be sure to run regular FixMeStick scans to know your computer is clean!