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January 2005

Read the latest news about the sentencing of Jeffrey Lee Parson, author of the Blaster-B worm.

28 Jan 2005

A new variant of the Forbot worm is attacking computers running MySQL database software.

28 Jan 2005

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 February 2005 edition of Virus Bulletin.

28 Jan 2005

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Spain in connection with the W32/Anzae worm.

27 Jan 2005

The Bagle-AY worm is spreading via email systems, but Sophos customers are already protected.

27 Jan 2005

Jeffrey Lee Parson, the man who created and released a version of the Blaster internet worm in August 2003, is due to be sentenced on Friday 28 January.

26 Jan 2005

Two new mass-mailing email viruses attempt to spread a message in support of the "Fathers 4 Justice" campaign.

26 Jan 2005

The LegMir-Y Trojan horse steals usernames and passwords from players of a massive online role-playing game.

25 Jan 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, today announced that it has joined the Network Appliance(tm) partner program as an Advantage Partner.

25 Jan 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, and Modalit, an Authorised Sophos Reseller, has announced that FARM-Africa, the international non-governmental organisation promoting rural development in Africa, has installed Sophos Anti-Virus and Sophos PureMessage to protect its network from viruses and spam.

24 Jan 2005

The Crowt worm takes its subject lines, message content and attachment names from headlines gathered in real-time from the CNN website.

20 Jan 2005

A 37-year-old man is said to have been detained in Spain in connection with writing a Trojan horse that stole banking information and spied on victims via their webcam.

18 Jan 2005

The Baba-C worm fools computer users into believing that pornographic adult content has been found on their PCs.

18 Jan 2005

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus, anti-spam and policy-based network security, announced that its Sophos Small Business Suite has been selected as a finalist for the Corporate Award's Best Small Business Security Solution.

18 Jan 2005

The W32/VBSun-A virus spreads via email, posing as a plea for donations to help with the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

17 Jan 2005

Portsmouth College has selected PureMessage, the consolidated anti-spam and anti-virus solution from Sophos, to protect its network and 4,500 users from spam emails, viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

17 Jan 2005

A new worm plays the arcade game Tetris on PCs as it tries to spread across networks.

12 Jan 2005

Microsoft releases details of critical new security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows.

12 Jan 2005

You may think you are running a seasonal joke program, but a worm may be installing itself on your system while a picture of naked people is displayed.

11 Jan 2005

Sophos technical support has reminded users of the nuisance that can be caused by forwarding emails, as a message asking if anyone can identify a young victim of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster has spread across the internet.

11 Jan 2005

Sophos has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes for December 2004.

06 Jan 2005

According to Australian media reports, four Sydney-based high school students, aged 15 to 17, have been charged with helping an organised criminal gang to steal millions of pounds from online bank accounts, in a global internet banking scam operating from Australia to Eastern Europe.

06 Jan 2005