MTV India's Orkut Community Hacked

MTV India's orkut community was hacked a few minutes back and almost all the posts in the forum were deleted.
But here is what community owner MTV Webmaster had to say

"@ All - Blame it on the Orkut bug!
Do not panic, guys... It is just an Orkut bug. The threads will be back tomorrow. The Orkut guys are trying to sort this as we speak. Till then, take it easy!"

What happened here is that, one of the moderators, Amit Sharma's profile got hacked by someone called as H.O.H and started deleting all the posts in the forum
This was what he called "raping" of the community.

Meanwhile, all the moderators from the community have been removed for the time being.

It is important to note, that the Orkut Community of MTV is an important online extension of the MTV India Channel with about 2,60,000+ members.
And has held competetions such as RBG (Roadies Battle Ground) in the past.

Somedays back, even India's Former President Mr. Abdul Kalam's Community on orkut had also been hacked and had later been restored.


Unable to Upload Profile Picture (dp) .. New Bug in Orkut

Hi people! there is a new bug in orkut. You can't upload picture in your profile picture now.

It is giving the error
This image appears corrupt. Please upload a different image.

Also, newly uploaded pictures in albums are not visible.
Only the loading status is shown but no picture appears.

The issue has been reported to the orkut crew and they are working to fix the problem.
Any updates will be posted.

Update 14/1/2008 :- Bug Fixed


Protestors Burn Nokia Phones in Jabalpur

The current tension between the nation and our neighbor Pakistan hit a new chord as per the reports. Nokia in their latest version of Nokia Maps 2.0 apparently shows the state of Kashmir as being part of Pakistan's territory, and obviously this is not something any vote seeking Indian politician would take lightly.

A group of BJP members raided and set fire to a bunch of mobiles from a Nokia Dealer in the city of Jabalpur. According to a few of the organizers, the incident was a form of protest. The misrepresentation in the application and maps was considered to be 'a case of anti-nationalism'.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Officially Launched in India

Nokia’s much awaited 5800 XpressMusic totally touch screen handset has finally been launched here in India amidst eager reviewers and techies, including yours truly. The lovely Priyanka Chopra, Nokia’s brand ambassador was there to kick off the launch and was presented with a special edition 5800 from Nokia.

Here’s a quick recap of the features that the 5800 employs –
  • 3.2 inch TFT Touchscreen - 360 x 640, 16m colors
  • Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
  • 81MB internal memory and 8GB microSD included with package
  • GPRS/EDGE, 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP and micro USB 2.0
  • 3MP AF camera with Carl Zeiss Optics
  • GPS with A-GPS support
  • Media player for audio and video
  • 3.5mm earphones/TV out

All of this is quite neatly packaged and serviced in a sleek handset with plenty to offer. The price – Rs. 19,990.


Registry editing disabled by administrator-Quick Fix

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1. Open Group Policy Object Editor
Windows XP
- Click Start ->Run. type gpedit.msc press enter.

Windows Vista
- Click Start. type gpedit.msc in the search bar and press enter.

2. Locate Access to registry setting
- Expand User Configuration
- Expand Administrative Templates
- Click on System
- In the right column, locate Prevent access to registry editing tools.

3. Change Setting
- Double click Prevent access to registry editing tools
- Select Not configured or Disabled and click OK.
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Pak song sites may be used to hack Indian web !

New Delhi: After the Mumbai Terror strikes, anti-India elements in Pakistan are now planning an attack on Indian computer networks, intelligence agencies have warned.
Already Pakistani hackers are trying out a dry run against Indian networks through popular websites registered there after the Mumbai terror strikes, Home Ministry sources said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
"Every time the relations between the two countries dampen, Pakistanis start attacking Indian computer networks and this has increased after the Mumbai terror attacks," a Home Ministry source said.
Pakistani hackers have created websites such as the www.songs.pk, which are infested with software to hack data from the targeted computers, it said.
"The website www.songs.pk has over 12 lakh Indian users who are downloading stuff from these websites daily," said a cyber expert in the Ministry.
With these websites being highly popular, it will take only a few minutes for the hackers to take command of over 12 lakh computers in few minutes and the number of such computers can multiply in every minute, sources said.
"Instead of the existing less harmful virus, new ones such as Botnet and Zoombie can be easily released into the Indian computers, which later on replicate and make the entire server vulnerable," the expert said.
"Nowadays new virus and worms are detected while downloading songs from these websites, which could be just a dry run to manage a bigger attack," he said.
Government websites have been highly vulnerable to hacking and they have been intruded many times by the Pakistani hackers.
"Most of the time, these cases are not reported as the server is based in Pakistan and we cannot do anything in this regard," the expert said.
The anti-virus software, too, cannot work in such situation as the virus used in such cyber wars are usually new and the anti-virus software cannot identity and detect it, he said.
"If anti-virus software cannot identify the signature of the virus coming through Internet, it will not detect it and as a result the virus will be downloaded in the computer in spite of such software available in the network," the expert added.

Also see :-
Pak hackers planning attacks on Indian networks - Rediff
Teens claim they hacked Indian nuclear research center - CNN