September 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, announced that OpenService™, Inc. (Open), the leader in network security management software and real-time correlation solutions, has integrated Sophos's ability to defend the most complex networks with dependability and accuracy with Open's enterprise-wide security event management solution, giving security operators comprehensive, timely and actionable insight into all virus, worm and hacker activity on their networks.

29 Sep 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, today announced that it has acquired ActiveState, a North American software company that develops anti-spam software for enterprises and professional tools for open source language programmers.

25 Sep 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, today announced that it has acquired ActiveState, a North American software company that develops anti-spam software for enterprises and professional tools for open source language programmers.

24 Sep 2003

Industry analysts have reacted positively to the news of Sophos acquiring anti-spam experts ActiveState.

24 Sep 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus solutions for businesses, announced that it is currently recruiting partners in Brazil to broaden its reach.

23 Sep 2003

Sophos warns that the W32/Gibe-F worm (also known as Swen) disguises itself as a Microsoft security patch. However, by following safe computing guidelines it is simple to avoid infection.

19 Sep 2003

Jeffrey Lee Parson, has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the Blaster worm in Seattle.

18 Sep 2003

David L Smith, the author of the Melissa virus, is claimed to have assisted the FBI in capturing other virus writers.

18 Sep 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, today announced financial results for the year ended 31st March 2003.

18 Sep 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has announced that its virus detection engine will be offered as a plug-in to Cobion's leading email security product, OrangeBox Mail 2.0.

16 Sep 2003

This year, Sophos's turnover grew at twice this rate - 30% - demonstrating the company's continued success in capturing market share in the highly competitive anti-virus market.

15 Sep 2003

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in versions of Microsoft Windows, which could allow a remote attacker to run code on a user's system. Sophos advises all companies to sign-up for Microsoft's security vulnerability notification list.

11 Sep 2003

A 24-year-old Romanian man has been charged with cybercrime offences in relation to the W32/Blaster-F worm.

10 Sep 2003

Two men from the North East of England have been charged in connection with the TK Worm (also known as Troj/TKBot-A).

10 Sep 2003

The W32/Neroma worm has caught the media's attention due to its reference to the anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks. However, Sophos believes it poses a low threat to customers who practise safe computing.

05 Sep 2003

Police in Romania were reported to have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with W32/Blaster-F. Now the Romanian police have denied any such arrest has taken place.

05 Sep 2003

A new worm launches an attack on British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and attempts to launch a denial of service attack against 10 Downing Street's website.

04 Sep 2003

Sophos urges users to practise safe computing, to prevent the Mimail worm from spreading.

02 Sep 2003

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus protection for business, has been nominated for this year's UK Channel Awards 2003, run by Computer Reseller News (CRN).

02 Sep 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.

01 Sep 2003