Bom Sabado Virus !- Orkut profiles hacked

September 25, 2010 | by

Today most of the Orkut accounts have been attacked by a malware Bom Sabado. In Portugese language “Bom Sabado” means “Good Saturday”. The malware sends Bom Sabado messages to all contacts automatically and propagate through accounts.  Moreover it will update your status with a Brazilian flag and joining some Brazilian porn communities automatically.

Orkut is mainly popular in India and Brazil only. The Google support forum is flooded with complaints and Google has not yet officially reacted one this issue.  Till the bug is completely removed, it is better to stay away from Orkut. In these situations only some general security measures are suggested. These include signing out from all Google accounts, clearing browser cache and cookies. Changing passwords, Disable Java Script etc.

Modus operandi of this virus is cookie stealing. Means the scraps are embedded with a Java script which steal the encoded password in your browser cookies. With this information it will enter into your account and start sending scraps, updating profiles, joining communities etc.

Let’s wait for the response and instructions from Google. Stay tuned for updates


Google has fixed the bug. From the Google  support forum

Hi all,

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.


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