Unless you live in India, Brazil or the geekosphere, you probably have never heard of orkut, which is Google’s official social network which (sadly) never became popular in the US.
Anyways it seems as if a new virus has hit the service, which isn’t good news (especially with Facebook attempting to dethrone orkut in the nation of a billion minds).
While orkut is not a stranger to these types of attacks (after all, even Facebook gets hit with these every once in a while), Google may want to consider curbing the spread of this attack by temporarily freezing accounts affected.
Although orkut will probably have everyone’s scrapbook cleaned up within a few days (or a week at the latest), users should be careful whenever receiving strange links from friends online, and if suspicious should probably pick up the phone and call to verify whether the hyper link is safe.
Originally posted on September 27, 2010 @ 1:19 pm