August 2003

The suspected author of a variant of the Blaster has been arrested in Minnesota.

30 Aug 2003

Accoridng to media reports, the FBI is expected to arrest a man today in connection with a variant of the Blaster worm.

29 Aug 2003

An Alabama Accountant has been acquitted of filing fraudulent tax returns, having blamed the damage on a virus.

28 Aug 2003

Sophos lists the latest developments regarding the Sobig-F worm.

22 Aug 2003

Sophos experts have advised network and system administrators that they can take immediate action to prevent the W32/Sobig-F worm from downloading a potentially malicious update from the internet.

22 Aug 2003

Sophos warns that the Sobig-F worm attempts to download unknown executable code from the internet between 19:00-22:00 GMT on Fridays and Sundays.

22 Aug 2003

Sophos advises Macintosh users that they cannot be infected by the Sobig-F worm, but that it can still pose a nuisance.

21 Aug 2003

Sophos advises that users should be cautious before believing automated messages from email servers telling them they are infected with W32/Sobig-F.

20 Aug 2003

Has the Sobig-F worm been spread using spam technology?

19 Aug 2003

Sophos technical support has advised that it is receiving many reports of the latest variant of the Sobig worm, W32/Sobig-F.

19 Aug 2003

The Nachi worm attemps to remove the Blaster worm from infected computers, and patch against a Microsoft security vulnerability.

19 Aug 2003

In an attempt to avoid the spoiling tactics of the Blaster worm, Microsoft renames its update website.

15 Aug 2003

A Trojan has been distributed disguised as a fix from Microsoft against the Blaster vulnerability

15 Aug 2003

Sophos has questioned rumours circulating on the internet that the W32/Blaster-A worm may have been responsible for yesterday's power blackouts in North America.

15 Aug 2003

Sophos warns that laptop users can bring the Blaster worm into seemingly protected companies.

14 Aug 2003

Two new variants of the Blaster worm have been discovered.

14 Aug 2003

Sophos reports an increased number of calls from users concerned about the prolific Blaster worm.

13 Aug 2003

The W32/Blaster-A worm spreads across the internet, exploiting a vulnerability in versions of Microsoft Windows and attempting to launch an attack on a critical update website run by Microsoft.

12 Aug 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, announced today that the company has been named as the Best Enterprise Vendor and the Best Vendor Presentation at EnterpriseVision recently held in Pasadena, CA.

07 Aug 2003

Sophos has been shortlisted for the title "Vendor of the Year" in the Computing Awards for Excellence, due to be presented in October.

07 Aug 2003

A computer virus is said to have disrupted the results service at the Pan American Games being held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

06 Aug 2003

Sophos technical support says that the Autorooter Trojan acts as a timely reminder of the importance of applying a critical security patch from Microsoft.

06 Aug 2003

Last week's verdict from a US federal appeal panel could have far-reaching implications for the IT security industry. During a pornography case, evidence supplied by an anonymous hacker was deemed submissible.

06 Aug 2003

Sophos advises users of Apple Macintosh and Unix computers that they cannot be infected by the W32/Mimail-A worm.

04 Aug 2003

Sophos urges UK firms to take action against the Mimail worm.

04 Aug 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, announced today that it is now marketing its solutions in Northern Luzon, Philippines, with the appointment of Bitstop Inc as its business partner in the region.

04 Aug 2003

Sophos is urging system administrators to take action against a new mass-mailing worm which has hit hard in the United States.

02 Aug 2003

A British man blames a Trojan horse for child pornography stored on his computer, and threatens to sue the police.

01 Aug 2003

According to reports in the Moscow Times, Russian Deputy Communications Minister Andrei Korotkov was so enraged by the amount of spam he was receiving he launched a counter-attack: unsolicited phone calls.

01 Aug 2003