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October 2004

Sophos warns users that the Bagle-AU worm can turn off security software, including firewalls.

29 Oct 2004

The W32/Bagle-AU worm is spreading actively in the wild.

29 Oct 2004

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

29 Oct 2004

The Zafi-C email worm attempts to launch a distributed denial of service attack against the websites of Google, Microsoft and the Hungarian Prime Minister.

28 Oct 2004

Sophos announces 'hands-off' consolidated anti-virus and anti-spam solution to ease IT security headaches for SMEs.

28 Oct 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is advising Mac OS X administrators of an anti-security worm known as "Renepo".

27 Oct 2004

Sophos, a world leading computer security expert, today announced that National ISP WestNet has become an ISP Partner.

26 Oct 2004

Researchers at anti-spam specialist Sophos have reported a significant increase in the last week in the number of spam emails trading on the name of the luxury watch manufacturer Rolex.

26 Oct 2004

The trial of Sven Jaschan, the German teenager said to be responsible for 70% of the virus infections in the first half of 2004, has been delayed until next year.

25 Oct 2004

Users of Red Hat Linux are being targeted by an email which offers them a bogus security update.

25 Oct 2004

Sophos experts have advised system administrators of a new Mac OS X worm which attempts to turn off firewall and other security software.

25 Oct 2004

Computer virus experts at Sophos have identified that a new mass-mailing worm may have a link to a university based in South Korea.

22 Oct 2004

Federal police in Brazil have announced they have arrested more than 50 people for allegedly stealing $30 million through internet fraud.

21 Oct 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has been positioned at number 35 in BusinessWeek's Europe 500 list, which recognises Europe's high-growth, job-creating companies.

18 Oct 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced that its PureMessage for Unix product has been nominated for this year's Information Management 2004 Awards.

15 Oct 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, announced that it has ranked 19th in Deloitte's prestigious Canadian Technology Fast 50 program.

15 Oct 2004

A Trojan horse has been posted to many internet newsgroups, pretending to be incriminating stills from a Michael Jackson home movie.

14 Oct 2004

Microsoft has released information about 22 new flaws which affect the software giant's products. Most of the advisories are described as "critical", Microsoft's highest severity level, and could leave the popular Internet Explorer web browser open to attack.

13 Oct 2004

Sophos warns users to be wary of messages posted on internet newsgroups, purporting to contain salacious photographs of football star David Beckham.

12 Oct 2004

A software company has been accused of infecting computers with spyware, and then trying to sell the cure.

11 Oct 2004

An anti-spyware bill passed in the United States threatens internet criminals with jail sentences.

11 Oct 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.

05 Oct 2004