Press Releases

Browse our press release archive

September 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world.

30 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has announced that Integralis, one of the world's leading security systems integrators, has qualified as its first Enterprise Certified Partner, part of Sophos's UK Partner Programme that caters for large corporate enterprises.

27 Sep 2004

Following the publishing on the internet of "proof of concept" code that exploits a security vulnerability associated with JPEG image files, Sophos recommends customers ensure their computers are patched and protected.

23 Sep 2004

In a radical step, Irish phone users are to be blocked from calling countries known to host premium rate fraud lines.

23 Sep 2004

Motorists in the USA have been inconvenienced by a computer virus.

22 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting organizations against spam and viruses, today announced its inclusion on the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers.

22 Sep 2004

One year after anti-spam acquisition, global security software provider reports record growth, global expansion and product integration.

21 Sep 2004

Sven Jaschan, the teenager who has admitted responsibility for the Sasser and Netsky worms, has been hired by a German computer security firm.

20 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses from viruses and spam, has been rated "Vendor of the Year" in the Security category of Computing's ImageTrak 2004 customer satisfaction survey.

17 Sep 2004

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has submitted a report to Congress, stating that the information provided by the vast majority of consumers who are forwarding spam emails to the FTC's database, is not helping to identify spammers.

17 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has been nominated for this year's UK Channel Awards, run by Computer Reseller News.

17 Sep 2004

A Trojan horse is attempting to steal online banking details from users of an Australian bank.

16 Sep 2004

A new critical security vulnerability has been discovered by Microsoft which could enable JPEG image files to launch malicious code on a user's computer.

16 Sep 2004

A Sophos poll of more than 1,000 computer users at small- to medium-sized businesses, has revealed that over 50 percent of employees felt that their employers should take preventative action to help ensure that spam containing violent, pornographic and other offensive content does not find its way to their inboxes.

15 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, will be hosting a coffee morning at its global headquarters in Abingdon, near Oxford, as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Relief on 24 September.

15 Sep 2004

A report released by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security today reveals that 87.9% of computers in the country were infected with a virus this year.

14 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting organizations against spam and viruses, conducted a poll of more than 1,000 computer users at small- to medium-sized businesses regarding the issue of spam.

14 Sep 2004

A Sophos poll has revealed that workers believe their employers should be blocking violent, pornographic and offensive spam at the email gateway.

14 Sep 2004

A solution allowing third-party NetWare applications developers to integrate with Sophos's award-winning virus protection.

13 Sep 2004

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos, will be giving the keynote address at the Information Systems Security Association's (ISSA) Annual Security Conference for the UK Chapter on 15 September 2004.

13 Sep 2004

A secret message embedded in the MyDoom-V and MyDoom-U worms from their creators asks for a job in the anti-virus industry.

10 Sep 2004

Virus experts at Sophos have identified a computer worm which attempts to talk to infected Windows users.

09 Sep 2004

Sven Jaschan, the German teenager who reportedly confessed to writing the widespread Sasser and Netsky worms has been charged by the authorities.

09 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has warned computer users to be wary of emails saying they have won fortunes in a lottery.

07 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has released a set of guidelines to assist computer users to avoid becoming victims of phishing attacks.

06 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has appointed Nimmity Zappert to the position of Channel Marketing Manager.

06 Sep 2004

The BagleDl-A Trojan horse has been spammed to many internet users, and attempts to download malicious code from over 130 websites.

01 Sep 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes causing problems for businesses around the world.

01 Sep 2004