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February 2004

The Synapse worm poses as seedy snaps and movies of a number of female celebrities, including Janet Jackson who caused a storm of complaints during a recent Superbowl performance.

27 Feb 2004

Jeffrey Lee Parson, arrested in connection with a variant of the Blaster worm, has been accused by prosecutors of having "a long history of causing damage over the internet".

27 Feb 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.

27 Feb 2004

The South Korean Government has announced a raft of measures to tackle unsolicited commercial email, or spam.

27 Feb 2004

Sophos researchers report on which countries sent out the most spam in February 2004.

26 Feb 2004

Sophos reports sightings of a new version of the Netsky worm.

25 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is calling on Australian businesses to support the government's efforts to tackle spam through collaboration.

25 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is calling on Australian businesses to support the government's efforts to tackle spam through collaboration.

25 Feb 2004

The MyDoom-F worm attacks websites belonging to Microsoft and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

24 Feb 2004

A year after Sophos anti-spam experts first introduced URL filtering into PureMessage's arsenal of spam detection technologies, the technique continues to prove to be an enormous success.

24 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced the opening of a North American virus lab in Lynnfield, MA.

24 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, was honoured to be visited by Her Majesty The Queen.

24 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced that it has joined the Virus Information Alliance, an industry initiative founded by Microsoft Corp.

24 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, was honoured to be visited by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

23 Feb 2004

Sophos warns of a new worm called Netsky-B. It has already received several reports of this worm spreading in the wild.

18 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses from spam and viruses, today announced its regional launch of PureMessage, a consolidated anti-spam and anti-virus solution, at the Spam Forum 2004 held in Sydney.

18 Feb 2004

Sophos warns of a new worm called Bagle-B, also known as Tanx-A. Sophos has received several reports of this worm spreading in the wild.

17 Feb 2004

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested in Belgium, suspected of being the female virus writer Gigabyte.

16 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses from spam and viruses, today announced the release of its consolidated anti-spam and anti-virus solution, PureMessage 4.5.

16 Feb 2004

According to media reports, Microsoft has admitted that parts of its source code for its Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems have been posted on the internet.

13 Feb 2004

A DJ's dance record appears to have inspired the author of the W32/Order-A virus.

12 Feb 2004

Sophos warns of the W32/Nachi-B which attempts to protect computers against the MyDoom worm.

12 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, today announced that Kent Fire and Rescue Service has installed Sophos's Enterprise Manager suite to assist in protecting its IT systems against virus infections.

12 Feb 2004

Sophos has advised its customers that they are already protected against the worm some anti-virus vendors are calling MyDoom-D.

11 Feb 2004

Sophos reports on a serious new security vulnerability found in versions of Microsoft Windows.

11 Feb 2004

The Doomjuice worm plants copies of the MyDoom worm's source code on affected computers. Sophos asks if worm author is trying to hide in the crowd.

10 Feb 2004

Sophos warns of the Doomjuice worm, which travels via a backdoor opened by the widespread MyDoom worm.

10 Feb 2004

The South Korean Fair Trade Commission has fined 25 companies for sending unsolicited commercial messages via email and mobile phones. The fines total 64 million won (approximately $55,000).

09 Feb 2004

Sophos today announced that its flagship products Sophos Anti-Virus and Sophos PureMessage have been nominated in the Secure Computing Reader's Trust Awards.

09 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, is honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the company's new offices on 20 February.

04 Feb 2004

Microsoft has issued a security patch which reportedly fixes a hole which allowed fraudsters to spoof URLs.

03 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus (3.77) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the February 2004 edition of Virus Bulletin.

03 Feb 2004

Few sightings of the MyDoom-B worm suggest that Microsoft's website will not be brought down in denial of service attack.

02 Feb 2004

Sophos publishes useful links and information about the MyDoom worms.

02 Feb 2004

SCO's website disappears as the MyDoom worm begins its denial of service attack.

02 Feb 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus (3.77) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the February 2004 edition of Virus Bulletin.

02 Feb 2004