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April 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 Apr 2004

British police have arrested a 21-year-old man for "phishing" in what is said to be the first case of if its kind in the UK.

29 Apr 2004

US authorities in Detroit have charged four men in connection with emailing fraudulent sales pitches for weight-loss products.

29 Apr 2004

A survey of almost 4000 small businesses conducted by Sophos has revealed that firms are not taking appropriate measures to defend against the latest spam and virus threats.

28 Apr 2004

Computer users warned to be on their guard as the Bagle-W worm poses as an email from a young woman looking for love.

26 Apr 2004

Sophos marks the fifth anniversary of the Chernobyl virus (also known as CIH) attack, which paralysed computers around the world.

26 Apr 2004

The latest variants of Netsky launch a distributed denial-of-service attack against a number of educational websites.

22 Apr 2004

The W32/Zafi-A worm displays a message calling for Hungarian patriotism.

21 Apr 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has today been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, the UK's top award for business performance.

21 Apr 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam solutions, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), announced today the integration between Sophos PureMessage and the Java(TM) System Messaging Server, a key component of the Sun Java(TM) Enterprise System.

21 Apr 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, today unveiled its new range of small business solutions, designed to meet the computer security needs of companies with less than 100 employees.

19 Apr 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has put its industry-leading expertise at everyone's fingertips with the launch of its online global support knowledgebase.

16 Apr 2004

The Netsky-V worm exploits Microsoft security vulnerabilities in email clients as it spreads via the internet.

15 Apr 2004

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that spammers must include the warning 'SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT: ' in the subject lines of their pornographic emails or face fines.

15 Apr 2004

A "proof of concept" Trojan horse for Mac OS X is not spreading in the wild.

13 Apr 2004

Germany's ruling Social Democratic Party is proposing tough new sentences for those who send bulk unsolicited commercial email. Under the proposed sanctions spammers, and companies who use their services, could be given large fines and even prison sentences for the worst offenders.

13 Apr 2004

The Netsky-Q worm is set to launch distributed denial of service attacks against a number of websites.

07 Apr 2004

Customers of a Swiss bank have been targeted by fraudsters attempting to break into their accounts.

06 Apr 2004

Police in Japan suspect a virus may have leaked confidential information about investigations and suspects onto the web.

05 Apr 2004

The Sober-F worm spreads in both English and German language emails.

05 Apr 2004

An unofficial walkout by Royal Mail workers in Oxford has meant that UK customers may experience a delay in receiving their regular monthly updates via CD.

05 Apr 2004

Peter Okoeguale, a 33 year old Nigerian, has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for defrauding thousands of pounds from innocent computer users around the world through the use of the infamous Nigerian email scam.

05 Apr 2004

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 Apr 2004