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Virus attack on Orkut fixed, says Google blog


California, Sep 26: The search engine giant Google Inc has announced that the virus attack on their social networking website Orkut was removed.

Orkut was hit by Bom Sabado virus, which means 'Good Saturday' in Portuguese, on Saturday, Sep 25. This virus posted scraps to the Orkut users with the text Bom Sabado and is sent to the users account by the name of the other friends account. It also added affected users to new Orkut groups.

Google released a statement in their blog which notified all users that the worm was cleared and Orkut is safe. This is the second virus attack on Orkut. The attack came just after a month Orkut unveiled the new exciting home page and features.

"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," said Google Inc in their blog.

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