Twitter has apparently fixed the ‘Rate Limit Exceeded’ error message that was popping up for some customers last evening. The situation was apparently triggered by an internal error at the backend, however has since been resolved. The corporate was working to repair the issue. “We’re aware of this issue and are working to fix it. The issue was caused by an internal backend system problem”, they stated.
This ought to now be fastened. pic.twitter.com/iAOqJCdVxB
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 4, 2020
According to reports, the error logged individuals out of Tweetdeck and third-party apps like Tweeten. It additionally resulted in error messages when tweeting or retweeting. Several Twitter users, together with eminent journalists and celebrities, complained about the issue before it was fixed. Thankfully, it appears to have been a simple error at the backend and not something more malicious.
Twitter was just lately the sufferer of a massive hack that targeted lots of its most prominent users, together with celebrities, politicians, and business moguls. The compromised accounts included those of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, and Jeff Bezos, amongst others.
The verified accounts were used to put up links to malicious web sites as a part of a Bitcoin scam. Twitter later deleted the errant tweets and quickly disabled tweeting from all verified accounts on the platform as a part of a safety measure.
According to stories, the Indian authorities have asked Twitter to reveal full details about the hack. The firm has additionally been requested to provide details about the number of Indian users affected by the issue.