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|06-16-2006, 12:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Data-Theft Worm Targets Google's Orkut
Wayne Porter and Chris Boyd (Paperghost) of FaceTime Security Labs have just discovered and documented a VERY nasty Worm which is primarily targeted at Brazilian users of Orkut. A few thoughts:
Google's Orkut is a twist on the MySpace model. It's a closed, by invitation only, social Networking site which in theory is designed to keep the bad guys out. "The sad fact is, large concentrations of end-users in a confined space are like the world's biggest honeypot to a social engineer."
Iv'e observed lots of abuse in this space on MySpace and frankly think that all of these sites are a huge magnet for every low life on the planet who wishes to engage in password theft, ID theft, Spyware/Malware, Spam, and zombies for a botnet.
Boyd and Porter have documented the following actions by this nasty worm:
- Deposited user into a Botnet. File sharing stolen content
- Stealing log in data for your bank accounts and other sites
- Spyware infection
- False time stamps and a back dating worm
The entire story with additional details, screen grabs, and videos is located at:
If you and or your kids use any social networking site you MUST take precuations. As Boyd points out, this is just the tip of the iceburg.
Last edited by Steve_S; 06-16-2006 at 12:09 PM.
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