November 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has revealed the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world.

28 Nov 2003

The Nigerian President has announced that the country is to launch an inquiry into email fraudsters.

27 Nov 2003

Spanish police have announced that they have arrested a suspected virus author, the first believed to have ever been apprehended in Spain.

26 Nov 2003

A Trojan horse has been distributed posing as a collection of naked pictures from an erotic entanglement.

25 Nov 2003

A Silicon Valley computer programmer, enraged by the mountain of spam and pop-up advertising he was encountering regarding enlarging the size of his penis, has been arrested for threatening to torture and kill employees of the company he believed was behind it.

24 Nov 2003

Anti-spam legislation that could send spammers to jail has been approved by the US House of Representatives in an overwhelming vote. However, Sophos believes that the legislation will not help, and - if anything - has the potential to create confusion and encourage even more companies to send unsolicited emails.

24 Nov 2003

The latest versions of the Mimail worms continue to spread, posing as a message from PayPal. Sophos warns the worms are attempting to steal confidential banking information.

21 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has won the "Best Managed Company" award at the Technology Industry Awards 2003.

18 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world-leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, today announced that New South Wales Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd (NSW Sugar) will deploy Sophos Anti-Virus to protect its critical computer networks from viruses, internet worms and other malicious software.

18 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has won the "Best Managed Company" award at the Technology Industry Awards 2003.

17 Nov 2003

Sophos warns about a new variant of the Mimail worm which poses as an email from PayPal.

14 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, announced today the launch of its first Chinese language anti-virus product, Sophos Anti-Virus, for the mainland Chinese market.

14 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has been "Highly Commended" at the International Business Awards, revealed in London on 10 November.

14 Nov 2003

The new mobile phone craze of "bluejacking" has panicked some users into thinking they might be under attack from a cell phone virus, Sophos technical support reports.

13 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, announced today that West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows NT Server its Anti-Virus Checkmark level 2 certification for detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses.

13 Nov 2003

Sophos announced today that its flagship product, Sophos Anti-Virus, has yet again achieved West Coast Labs Checkmark certification.

13 Nov 2003

As well as offering $500,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the authors of the Sobig and Blaster worms, Microsoft has also earmarked an additional $4.5 million reward fund for apprehending future virus writers.

06 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has been recognised at the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 Awards for its "Outstanding Achievement".

06 Nov 2003

A 39-year-old Italian man is reported to have been charged with fraud and virus distribution in Italy, in relation to the W32/Marq-A worm (also known as Zelig).

05 Nov 2003

According to media reports Microsoft is offering two $250,000 bounties for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people behind the Blaster and Sobig worms.

05 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world-leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, is advising users to be on their guard for a range of new variants of the Mimail virus, which can mount denial of service (DoS) attacks against a number of servers on the internet.

05 Nov 2003

Sophos reminds users to be wary of bogus emails pretending to come from online banks, which attempt to steal confidential account information.

04 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in corporate anti-virus protection, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus (3.74) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the November 2003 edition of Virus Bulletin.

04 Nov 2003

The Torvil worm poses as outtakes from the raunchy "Sex and the City" TV show in an attempt to tempt computer users.

03 Nov 2003

Variants of the Mimail worm launch denial of service attacks against anti-spam websites.

03 Nov 2003

Nokia today announced the integration of the Sophos virus detection engine on Nokia Message Protector, the industry's first integrated, multi-layer security solution purpose-built to protect email against common threats, including spam, unlawful and unwanted content, computer viruses, and other malicious attacks.

03 Nov 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has begun the process of moving into its new global headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK.

03 Nov 2003