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November 2004

A new version of the Skulls Trojan horse for Symbian smartphones is no reason for panic, advises Sophos.

30 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced that Dr Jan Hruska, Sophos's co-founder and chief executive officer, is to speak at the Anti-Spam Asia 2004 conference being held in Shanghai, China on 7 December.

30 Nov 2004

Police in the Czech Republic have questioned "Benny" of the 29A virus-writing gang and confiscated computer equipment.

29 Nov 2004

PC Actual, one of Spain's leading IT magazines, has awarded Sophos Anti-Virus Small Business Edition its "Recommended" award in a comparative review of different anti-virus products from a dozen different vendors.

29 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has been awarded the British Business Award for Information Computing and Telecommunications by the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

29 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus and anti-spam protection for businesses, has been "Commended" at the International Business Awards, revealed in London on 10 November.

29 Nov 2004

Sophos recommends companies ensure appropriate defences are in place to avoid virus incidents as the Italian senate is disrupted by a variant of the Rbot worm

24 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, announced the release of Sophos Anti-Virus for NetApp Storage Systems, a new product that defends Network Appliance networked storage solutions.

24 Nov 2004

Users should not panic as the Skulls Trojan horse for Symbian mobile phones is discovered.

23 Nov 2004

The W32/Favsin-A virus spreads via email, containing messages about Asian pop idol Stefanie Sun Yanzi.

23 Nov 2004

The Sober-I worm has continued to spread via email over the weekend.

23 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has announced that the French medical institute INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) has chosen Sophos PureMessage to protect its users from viruses and spam.

22 Nov 2004

The Sober-I email worm is reported to be spreading widely.

19 Nov 2004

Computer users warned of an email worm which spreads using emails and filenames connected to Asian popstar, Stefanie Sun Yanzi.

18 Nov 2004

Authorities in Russia have pronounced a member of the notorious international 29A gang guilty of writing viruses.

18 Nov 2004

Sophos has announced that Paul Ducklin, Sophos's head of technology, Asia Pacific, is to speak at the AVAR (Association of Asian Anti-Virus Researchers) 2004 conference in Tokyo, Japan on November 25-26.

18 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has announced that the multinational marine equipment company, Zodiac, has chosen Sophos's flagship product PureMessage to protect all of its business operations from spam email.

18 Nov 2004

NatWest bank has been forced to suspend some of its online banking services as it has come under attack from a new phishing scam. Customers

17 Nov 2004

The Troj/Delf-IT Trojan horse redirects web browsers to a pornographic website.

17 Nov 2004

Sophos provides coordinated attack response to eight of Canada's top universities

17 Nov 2004

Sophos PureMessage has been rated highly in a comparative test of Microsoft Exchange anti-spam solutions, conducted in the latest edition of Mreza, Croatia's top computer magazine.

17 Nov 2004

Security researchers at Sophos are warning of a Trojan horse which helps criminals break into the accounts of British internet banking customers.

11 Nov 2004

Anti-virus experts at Sophos have identified a new computer virus which complains of being bored, whilst secretly opening a backdoor for hackers.

10 Nov 2004

Microsoft has published details of a security issue with their ISA Server and Proxy Server software.

10 Nov 2004

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus, anti-spam and policy-based network security, today announced that it has been rated a top performer by Information Security Magazine.

10 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has had the quality of its technical support praised in a comparative test by Information Security magazine.

10 Nov 2004

Sophos explains how the Bofra worm infects computers.

09 Nov 2004

The Bofra-B sends emails pretending to be notification from PayPal of a $175 credit card purchase.

09 Nov 2004

The Bofra worm exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

08 Nov 2004

Anti-virus experts at Sophos have identified a new Trojan horse which attempts to send spam messages to mobile phone users.

08 Nov 2004

Nick Marinellis, the mastermind of a scam which stole over £2 million from unsuspecting internet users, has been sentenced to at least four years behind bars.

08 Nov 2004

The W32/Famus-F email worm poses as a video from terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.

04 Nov 2004

Sophos has urged users not to panic, as a hoax about a Yahoo instant messenger virus has been distributed amongst internet users.

04 Nov 2004

A brother and sister who sent junk email to millions of America Online customers have been convicted in the USA's first felony prosecution of spammers.

04 Nov 2004

Experts at Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, are warning UK computer users to be wary of a new email scam encouraging innocent

03 Nov 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 Nov 2004

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has warned computer users to be wary of unsolicited emails offering training and well paid jobs in the financial sector following sighting of a devious scam.

01 Nov 2004