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June 2004

According to media reports, A Hungarian court, located in Veszprem, found teenager László Kovács guilty of infecting computers with the memory-resident W32/Magold-A worm.

30 Jun 2004

Police in Finland have charged a man in connection with writing and distributing an email-aware virus.

30 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam and Finjan Software, the leading provider of proactive secure content management solutions for global companies, today announced a worldwide partnership that provides Finjan customers with Sophos's best-of-breed protection against harmful, internet-borne viruses, worms and malicious code attacks using Sophos's anti-virus technology.

29 Jun 2004

Microsoft issues advice about Scob (also known as Download.Ject)

25 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has announced that it has been named as 2004 European Security Company of the Year by market consultants Frost & Sullivan.

25 Jun 2004

Sophos advises users who have not taken action against the Korgo family of worms, to do so as soon as possible.

24 Jun 2004

An AOL software engineer has been charged with stealing the ISP's entire customer list and selling it to spammers.

24 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced that it has been named as 2004 European Security Company of the Year by

24 Jun 2004

There has been an increase in complaints of internet users who have fallen victim to premium-rate telephone fraud.

23 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses from spam and viruses, today announced the release of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X, a product designed to protect computers running Macintosh operating system 10.2 and above from all known viruses.

23 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting organizations against spam and viruses, today announced full compatibility of its advanced on-access anti-virus scanning engine with the new Blue Coat ProxyAV high-performance web anti-virus appliance.

22 Jun 2004

Users of Mac OS X 10.3, as well as Mac OS X 10.2, can now benefit from an enhanced version of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X. The product provides network-wide protection against all known viruses.

22 Jun 2004

Six Korean government agencies are found to have been compromised by hackers using the Peep Trojan horse.

21 Jun 2004

German teenager Sven Jaschan reveals in an interview with Stern magazine that the worms he wrote made him more popular at school.

18 Jun 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, announced today that Sophos PureMessage has been chosen by leading Croatian ISP IskonInternet to protect its 60,000 users from viruses and spam.

18 Jun 2004

Germany's Stern magazine has published an interview with Sven Jaschan, who was arrested recently in connection with the Sasser worm.

17 Jun 2004

Twenty-five-year-old Eric Head from Kitchener, near Toronto in Canada, has been accused of being one of the world's most prolific spammers, sending an alleged 94 million spams in just one month, according to media reports.

17 Jun 2004

Sophos virus experts have advised customers about the first cell phone virus, which runs on the Symbian operating system.

16 Jun 2004

Experts at Sophos advise computer users about an increase in reports of the Zafi-B worm.

14 Jun 2004

German internet users have been bombarded with a barrage of racist emails in the run-up to European elections.

11 Jun 2004

Sophos PureMessage has achieved remarkable results in detailed tests conducted in the latest edition of Mreza, Croatia's top computer magazine.

04 Jun 2004

The Korgo worm shouldn't be a problem for computer users who have applied the Microsoft security patch first highlighted by the Sasser outbreak.

03 Jun 2004

The Netsky-P worm is still spreading widely across the internet, over two months since it was first detected.

03 Jun 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.

01 Jun 2004