June 2003

A report published by Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, reveals that the number of new viruses being written is increasing. In total, Sophos has detected and protected against 3,855 new viruses in the first six months of 2003, up 17.5% on the same period last year.

30 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus solutions for businesses, and IntelliReach Corporation, the leader in integrated compliance, security, and management solutions for corporate messaging environments, today announced a partnership that will integrate Sophos's anti-virus detection technology with IntelliReach's best of breed anti-spam and content filtering solution, MessageScreen.

30 Jun 2003

Sophos technical support reports an increasing number of users being troubled by the new Sobig-E worm.

26 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, announced today that its award-winning anti-virus software has been certified for use in Mainland China.

26 Jun 2003

Users infected by the W32/Magold-D worm are complaining that the slogan 'PUNK'S NOT DEAD =:-)' is appearing on their screens.

25 Jun 2003

Sophos reports that it successfully protected the Cannes Film Festival from all virus attacks during the course of the prestigious event.

25 Jun 2003

An email chain letter which deludes people into thinking British Airways are offering free flights to Asia has spread widely amongst internet users.

24 Jun 2003

The following technical information is aimed at system administrators to ensure that their company's users can still reach the Sophos website.

24 Jun 2003

Recent reports of users being hit by the Fortnight JavaScript worm underline that many computers are still not being reliably patched against critical security vulnerabilities. Sophos reports that the worm exploits a vulnerability that Microsoft first issued a patch against almost three years ago.

20 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, announced today that it has appointed HPS Software & Communications Corp as its first business partner in Cebu.

20 Jun 2003

The latest incarnation of the Sobig worm does not appear to be spreading as quickly as its predecessors.

19 Jun 2003

Sophos, the world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, has announced the appointment of Roshantha Pillay as Marketing Manager, Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney.

18 Jun 2003

Sophos today expanded its Italian web presence by publishing a newly enhanced version of its Italian-language website www.sophos.it.

12 Jun 2003

Sophos announced today that it is a corporate sponsor of VB2003, the 13th Annual Virus Bulletin Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada (Sept 25 - 26 2003).

12 Jun 2003

Sophos has released an improved version of Enterprise Manager. Enterprise Manager is a powerful tool allowing fully-automated web-based installation and update of Sophos software across a network and even to remote users.

10 Jun 2003

Sophos Anti-Virus, a global leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has appointed David Higgins as Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand.

10 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world-leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has found that the widely spreading Bugbear-B virus, first detected on Thursday 5th June, contains a "keystroke logger" which allows confidential information - such as passwords and credit card details - to be stolen from infected PCs.

10 Jun 2003

Sophos warns of the keystroke logger built into the Bugbear-B virus, which has the potential to steal confidential information, including credit card details.

06 Jun 2003

Sophos reacts with concern to news that Wired magazine is planning to publish source code for the Slammer internet worm.

06 Jun 2003

Sophos warns about a new polymorphic version of the Bugbear virus, spreading across the internet.

05 Jun 2003

Experts at Sophos have joined forces with colleagues and competitors in the anti-virus industry, signing a letter regarding the University of Calgary's plans to teach virus writing to students.

03 Jun 2003

The latest variant of the Sobig worm is programmed to stop spreading from Sunday, 8 June. Sophos speculates on the possible reasons why the virus author may have done this.

03 Jun 2003

Sophos warns of the W32/Sobig-C computer virus which can pose as an email from Microsoft's Bill Gates.

02 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, today announced changes to its Sophos Partner Program (SPP) in the United States that increases the financial rewards for Sophos partners to help incent partners to produce consistent new business revenue.

02 Jun 2003

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows XP (3.69) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the June 2003 edition of Virus Bulletin.

02 Jun 2003