In the endless fight for IT security in the vulnerable internet, even Google’s Orkut has been hit by a self-propagating Trojan which is currently being studied for a possible cure to remove it from the wild. The Trojan works when the creators get information and send messages with links that prompts users to install a newer version of the flash player program. The user is greeted by a pop-up window that tells the user an installation of a newer version of software being used is in need of download and subsequent update. The program downloads a seemingly legal copy of the software installer which in turn begins to unload it’s payload of malicious code and propagates by sending more messages with the addresses that are tagged as friends in the victim user’s address book. So far, the pop-up message that promotes the spread of the Trojan is only in Portuguese which has been seen only in Brazil and with a few in India, but the security experts at Symantec are worried that an evolved version can unload more malicious code that can do more damage to the millions of users on the web, even cause another cascading slowing down of the internet as a whole if these Trojans begin to overload vital internet hubs forcing them to shut-down due to the infinite requests for direction which it would be unable to handle. Google has been warned by Symantec which has yet to release a reply to that warning. Symantec and many other industry leaders in the development of virus/,alware removal software have predicted the rise in attacks that would take effect this year as more and more people get onto the social network bandwagon making the world a smaller place but at the same time opening previously shut doors ripe for attack fromt the ever changing face of malware.