The ‘Bom Sabado’ worm which hacked millions of Orkut accounts is now removed by Google Team. Google released the below statement in its blog to notify that Google team had removed the worm and Orkut is now safe to use.
This worm actually auto scrap the friends of the account which is hacked. And this can also harm your computer too. Google had suggested to do not login to their account until the worm is removed.
Below id the Statement By Google team upon worm removal:
This is to inform you all that we’ve contained the “Bom Sabado” virus and have identified the bug that allowed this and have fixed it.
We’re currently working on restoring the affected profiles.
Thanks a ton to each of you who’s made an effort to alert everyone else about this. I’ll make sure to keep you guys posted on more updates”
The worm Bom Sabado which has a very ironic translation into Portuguese meaning ‘Good Saturday’ had affected the social networking site Orkut on Saturday 25th September. The worm did nothing like post malicious links, rather it just left scraps from the infected account to every friend’s scrapbook.
The scrap read simply ‘Bom Sabado’. So the unwary users just viewed the scraps & then the worm affected their cache memory leaving them infected.
Google had asked the Orkut users to not login for a while and refresh their browser cookies & cache. It was also advisable to change the password and the security question as well.
Many users were however unfortunate enough to be online when the Bom Sabado worm attacked leaving their accounts hacked. Google has promised to look into this matter and try and fix the hacked profiles in Orkut.