May 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.

30 May 2003

Dr Jan Hruska, CEO of Sophos, discourages students from engaging in virus writing.

28 May 2003

A University of Calgary course offers students the opportunity to write malicious viruses and worms.

23 May 2003

Sophos today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (.Net).

23 May 2003

The W32/Sobig-B worm is programmed to fall dormant at the end of the month.

19 May 2003

An email-aware worm distributes itself as a PIF file, pretending to be from Microsoft technical support.

19 May 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has appointed Gary Thomassen as its new head of product management.

19 May 2003

Australian hacker Stephen Craig Dendtler, who gained unauthorised access to hundreds of thousands of customers records and passwords, is sentenced upon appeal.

16 May 2003

Sophos experts report that the prevalent Fizzer worm contains a bug which reduces its chances of spreading even more widely.

15 May 2003

The email-aware worm, W32/Fizzer-A, first seen late last week, seems to be picking up pace. Until today, Sophos had received only a handful of reports, but the numbers are now rising.

13 May 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, announced today that Openfind Information Technology Inc, a leading Enterprise Portal Technology Provider in Taiwan, has integrated Sophos's SAV Interface on its FreeBSD network running Mail2000 to protect all its subscribers against email virus, worm and Trojan incidents.

12 May 2003

Sophos, a global leader in computer anti-virus protection for businesses, has been officially selected to protect the 56th Cannes Film Festival's computer networks from viruses.

08 May 2003

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has announced that it is co-sponsoring the Citrix iForum event to be held next week.

06 May 2003