Orkut User Accounts Hacked and Flooded with ‘Bom Sabado’ and ‘Bomb Amungu’ Scraps

Written By Sam on 25 September 2010
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Orkut, the popular social networking site with many admirers is now facing security threats. Orkut users are continuously receiving an automatically generated scrap from people in their friends list and users are being joined into some inappropriate communities without their intervention. The automatically generated scrap mainly consisted words like bomb amungu, bom sabado that means Good Saturday in Portuguese.

Experts say, this issue is due to a worm originated from Brazil, which steals Orkut and Google account’s cookies and then utilizing them to post scraps automatically as well as changes the settings saved. Bom Sabado is slowing moving towards Google as well and as per information received, developers are constantly working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. If you did not log in your Orkut account, we ask you not to do so until the issue is resolved and in case have logged in and are facing the same problem,then we suggest you to follow the steps listed below to avoid further complications.

What to do, if effected by Bom Sabodo:

  • This issue was mostly noticed on the latest Orkut, so switch to the Older Version of Orkut.
  • Close the Orkut immediately if you find any Bom Sabodo scraps in your profile and DO NOT visit any of your friend’s profiles
  • In case you account is infected, Check if some communities have been joined automatically, and remove them and then close Orkut.
  • Clean your browser’s cache and cookies
  • Log in and change your password and security question.

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