Sep 25, 2010

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Orkut hacked by Bom Sabado

The word "Bom Sabado" means "Good Saturday" in Portuguese, which is the also the official language of Brazil, one of the last remaining Orkut bastions in the world.
The worm seems to be posting scraps with the text "Bom Sabado" and also adding affected users to new Orkut groups. Such XSS attacks have targeted Orkut in the past too.
The Bom Sabado virus seems to have started a few hours back and now it is all over orkut scraps,  spreading from friend to friends. The virus or worm is automatically sending our a weird message that says Bom Sabado!
There seems to have been no official word on the same from the orkut team but it is believed to be a bug that is spreading automatically.
According to reports the Orkut management is unable to find, if this Bom Sabado is a virus or a script, written by some person to disturb the social network website management and users.
if users open there orkut account and see Bom Sabado scrap, they should immidiately close there orkut account and change the passoword also to be in the safe side.
The bug Bom Sabado that is connected with cookies sends messages to the people using friends list, so users are advised not to open such scraps.

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