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July 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced that Sophos Anti-Virus (3.83) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the August 2004 edition of Virus Bulletin.

30 Jul 2004

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States has successfully won a court order halting the sending of illegal email spam and false product claims by Creaghan A Harry, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida. Harry is said to sell bogus "human growth hormone" products over the internet.

30 Jul 2004

A report published by Sophos has revealed that 70% of virus activity in the first half of 2004 can be linked to a German teenager.

29 Jul 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, today announced that Sophos Anti-Virus (3.83) has been awarded the VB 100% award in the August 2004 edition of Virus Bulletin.

29 Jul 2004

The Zindos worm infects computers already compromised by MyDoom-O, and launches an attack against Microsoft's website.

28 Jul 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is delighted to report that the MyDoom-O computer worm - apparently causing significant problems elsewhere in the world - does not seem to have troubled Australian businesses.

28 Jul 2004

A report published by Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, reveals that the number of new viruses being written is increasing.

28 Jul 2004

Millions of computer users found the Google search engine was inaccessible for a few hours yesterday, because of the MyDoom-O worm.

27 Jul 2004

The latest variant of the MyDoom worm is bombarding email inboxes worldwide, reports Sophos.

26 Jul 2004

Experts at Sophos have warned computer users that a file posing as a suicide note from Arnold Schwarzenegger is in fact infected by a malicious Trojan horse.

26 Jul 2004

Computer crime authorities in Russia and the UK have arrested three men, suspected of running a major extortion ring accused of blackmailing online sports betting websites. The blackmailers threatened the websites with distributed denial of service attacks.

23 Jul 2004

Experts at Sophos have warned computer users that a file posing as photographic evidence that Osama Bin Laden has killed himself is in fact infected by the Hackarmy Trojan horse.

23 Jul 2004

Scott Richter, dubbed by some the world's third-biggest spammer, has agreed to pay a total of $50,000 in settlement with the New York Attorney General for using innocent computers to send out millions of spam messages.

22 Jul 2004

Two new worm variants, W32/Bagle-AI and W32/MyDoom-N, were released in the wild earlier this week, infecting Windows computers around the world at a steady pace. The release of these new worms ensures that these virus families continue to snag new victims with each new variant.

22 Jul 2004

Sophos reports on the W32/Bagle-AI and W32/MyDoom-N worms, which have been released into the wild.

21 Jul 2004

We are changing the way that we distribute software on CD as a result of expanding our product range to include more gateway products.

20 Jul 2004

Virus researchers at Sophos have reported the discovery over the weekend of the first ever virus to infect the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system.

19 Jul 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced that WWF Australia has signed a new two-year deal to continue protecting its vital conservation research and other information with Sophos Anti-Virus.

19 Jul 2004

Sophos warns of the W32/Bagle-AF worm which is spreading via email.

16 Jul 2004

Sophos reports on the latest Microsoft Windows security vulnerabilities.

14 Jul 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, today announced that Ministry of Sound, the international dance brand, has installed Sophos Anti-Virus and Sophos Enterprise Manager to protect its promotional and mission critical data from virus infection automatically.

13 Jul 2004

At a meeting in Geneva, hosted by the International Telecommunications Union and attended by regulators from 60 countries along with worldwide organisations and corporations, the United Nations (UN) has announced that it plans to control the 'modern day epidemic' of spam within two years.

07 Jul 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, today announced that James Paget Hospital, the Norfolk-based NHS Trust, has installed Sophos PureMessage to protect its network from viruses and spam.

05 Jul 2004

A Spanish man is believed to be the first ever malware author to receive a prison sentence in the country.

01 Jul 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 Jul 2004