March 2003

This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down the ten most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes as compiled by Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection.

31 Mar 2003

The suspected virus author of the W32/Ganda-A worm is reported to have been identified and questioned in Sweden

25 Mar 2003

The author of the W32/Ganda-A worm which claimed to offer spy satellite photographs of Iraq appears to have been demanding a better education.

21 Mar 2003

A bug in some Siemens mobile phones which can make the phones freeze upon receiving certain text messages is not the same as a virus, advise Sophos experts.

20 Mar 2003

The W32/Ganda-A worm feeds on the public's interest in a possible military conflict in Iraq in an attempt to lure innocent users into launching it.

18 Mar 2003

A new email-aware worm poses as a shooting game. Sophos advises companies to use a combination of technology and safe computing policies to reduce the risk of virus attack.

14 Mar 2003

A new variant of the infamous Code Red worm is unlikely to cause much havoc, say Sophos experts. However, system administrators who have not already put protection in place are advised to download the patch from Microsoft.

12 Mar 2003

Sophos experts warn users to be wary of emails from friends speaking Spanish. The W32/Nicehello-A worm is unlikely to spread far due to its reliance on the Spanish language.

12 Mar 2003

The Indian Snakes, the virus-writing gang behind a new variant of the W32/Yaha worm, taunt other virus writers and hackers in their latest creation.

12 Mar 2003

Satcom Technologies, Sophos's channel partner in India, today announced that Manipal Education & Medical Group has signed for a 2000 user licence for Sophos Anti-Virus to protect its networks throughout India and Nepal.

03 Mar 2003

This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down the ten most frequently occurring viruses and hoaxes as compiled by Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection.

03 Mar 2003