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January 2004

Microsoft offers $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the W32/MyDoom-B worm.

30 Jan 2004

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.

30 Jan 2004

The Dutch police are reported to have arrested 52 suspected email scammers at 23 locations across Amsterdam.

29 Jan 2004

Sophos reports the discovery of a new variant of the MyDoom worm, set to launch denial of service attacks against websites belonging to SCO and Microsoft

28 Jan 2004

SCO has offered a reward for information leading to the successful arrest and conviction of the MyDoom author.

28 Jan 2004

Virus researchers at Sophos are suggesting that the W32/MyDoom-A worm, currently spreading widely across the internet, may have been deliberately constructed as a weapon in the current round of "Linux wars".

28 Jan 2004

Has the W32/MyDoom-A worm been written in reaction to current controversy in the Linux community?

27 Jan 2004

Sophos advises users to be cautious of launching unsolicited email attachments, as the W32/MyDoom-A worm spreads widely.

27 Jan 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is warning of a new worm called W32/Bagle-A, which has already been spotted at a number of sites in Australia.

27 Jan 2004

The Bagle-A worm is set to stop spreading on 28 January 2004. Sophos technicalk support explains why the worm should no longer distribute itself.

26 Jan 2004

Sophos warns about the Dumaru-Y worm which poses as an emailed photograph, whilst stealing online banking details.

26 Jan 2004

Critical Path, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTH), a global leader in digital communications software and services, and Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced a partnership enabling Critical Path to offer integrated heuristics-based anti-spam software with the Critical Path Communication Platform.

26 Jan 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, today unveiled its new automated virus protection tool, Enterprise Manager (EM) Library.

26 Jan 2004

According to media reports, a Danish telecoms equipment firm has been fined a record 400,000 Danish Kroner (over $67,000) for sending 1500 unsolicited emails

21 Jan 2004

Sophos, today announced that in a competitive analysis of enterprise anti-virus applications conducted by VeriTest, Sophos Anti-Virus led competitor solutions in several key areas including most frequent virus updates in both manual and automatic testing.

21 Jan 2004

Sophos warns of the Bagle worm, which can allow hackers to run programs remotely on infected computers.

19 Jan 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, warns of a new Trojan called Mmdload (Troj/Mmdload-A) which is the latest piece of malware attempting to dupe users into disclosing their bank account details.

16 Jan 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has warned that a new Trojan is being sent to users disguised as an email appearing to come from Microsoft.

13 Jan 2004

Sophos has announced a new online incentive scheme - Sophos Rewards - to recognise the loyalty and commitment of its Partners and Certified Partners.

12 Jan 2004

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.

07 Jan 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, announced today that West Coast Labs has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000 its Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 2 certification for detecting and disinfecting all known in-the-wild viruses.

05 Jan 2004