December 2003

According to media reports, financial institutions are being targeted by new mass-mailing email. The email purports to come from a bank administrator and advises recipients to install a program, available in the email as an attachment, to protect their bank accounts from fraud.

31 Dec 2003

Academic institutions of all sizes continue to trust Sophos, a world leader in protecting organizations against spam and viruses, to safeguard their students, staff and faculty. More than 20% of Sophos customers are academic institutions.

22 Dec 2003

If you are a licensed user of Sophos products, Sophos will support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

17 Dec 2003

The alleged mastermind behind a Nigerian letter email scam remains in police custody today, in Sydney. Nick Marinellis, 39, was refused bail in courts on Friday and is charged with 17 offences including conspiracy to defraud.

15 Dec 2003

Alleged mastermind behind a Sydney-based email scam has been refused bail by the Australian authorities.

15 Dec 2003

In the USA's first case under specific anti-spam laws, two North Carolina men have been indicted in Virginia for four charges of sending forged bulk email.

12 Dec 2003

Sophos warns computer users to exercise caution when setting up new PCs or laptops received at Christmas.

11 Dec 2003

Sophos has issued protection against the W32/Yaha-Y worm, which spreads via network shares and email using a variety of guises.

10 Dec 2003

Sophos believes the introduction of new UK regulations to tackle the problem of spam will be largely ineffective.

10 Dec 2003

The US Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act on Monday 8 December, expected to be signed into law by President Bush and take effect on 1 January, 2004.

10 Dec 2003

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for business, today announced that Dear Deidre, the UK's best-known problem page, has selected its anti-virus software to provide automatic protection against viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

08 Dec 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, was named "Company of the Year" at the 2003 Real Business/CBI Growing Business Awards at the London Hilton on 4 December 2003.

08 Dec 2003

The European Union has asked nine member nations that have failed to adopt anti-spam legislation to describe what they intend to do to comply with the law.

08 Dec 2003

A spam email appears to have attempted to flood the telephone lines of the Cambridgeshire Police Force.

05 Dec 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, was named "Company of the Year" at the 2003

05 Dec 2003

A report from Sophos reveals that JDBGMGR is the most commonly reported hoax for the second year running.

04 Dec 2003

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has revealed that the Sobig-F worm has accounted for almost a fifth of all reports to Sophos during 2003, making it the hardest hitting virus of the year.

03 Dec 2003

A new variant of the Mimail worm spreads via a sordid email, and attacks anti-spam websites.

02 Dec 2003

Sophos warned UK customers to be aware that an illegal pirated version of Sophos Anti-Virus is being actively distributed on CD.

02 Dec 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.

01 Dec 2003

Sophos has announced its 'Health Check' campaign to increase the value of its anti-virus service for NHS organisations. As part of this campaign, Sophos is providing a free computer security assessment, conducted by a Sophos-certified representative, to all NHS organisations in the UK.

01 Dec 2003