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February 2005

A Spanish computer science student has been fined by a Spanish court for spying on a young woman via her webcam.

28 Feb 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security, and Akonix Systems Inc. today announced a partnership that provides Akonix customers with Sophos's best-of-breed anti-virus protection against internet-borne viruses, worms and malicious code.

28 Feb 2005

The Bropia-R worm spreads via MSN Messenger instant messaging, displaying a comical picture.

25 Feb 2005

Users of the Firefox web browser should update to protect themselves from a security vulnerability.

25 Feb 2005

Sophos Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Rob Forsyth, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Internet Industry Association (IIA), Australia's peak industry organisation in the sector.

23 Feb 2005

According to media reports, Microsoft has filed a 2.5 million shekels (approximately half a million US dollars) law suit against a man suspected of being Israel's leading spammer.

23 Feb 2005

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has appointed Stuart Small as UK sales and marketing director.

23 Feb 2005

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

22 Feb 2005

The W32/Assiral-A worm poses as a love letter in an attempt to infect computer users.

21 Feb 2005

The Sober-K and Ahker-C worms claim to contain hardcore footage of party girl Paris Hilton.

21 Feb 2005

An 18-year old man from New York has been arrested at Los Angeles International airport in connection with sending over a million spam messages.

18 Feb 2005

A new version of the MyDoom worm has emerged, attempting to use search engines to spread itself.

17 Feb 2005

The Deadcode virus, which appears to be linked to a Serbian nationalist movement, is displaying a political slogan on infected computers.

16 Feb 2005

Sophos announces the latest edition of Sophos enterprise solutions.

15 Feb 2005

A youth was sentenced on Friday 11 February to three year's probation by a US district court in connection with a computer worm that attacked Microsoft's website.

14 Feb 2005

Anti-spam experts at Sophos are calling on consumers to boycott companies who try to sell them goods via spam in the run-up to St Valentine's Day on Monday 14 February.

11 Feb 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security, announced today that its gateway solution, PureMessage has been named a finalist for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards in the Best Security Solution category.

11 Feb 2005

Malicious code which exploits a vulnerability associated with PNG graphic files has been posted on the internet, less than 48 hours after Microsoft issued a patch.

10 Feb 2005

Sophos is urging computer users to remain vigilant against the threat of viruses during the run up to Valentine's Day.

10 Feb 2005

Sophos has joined the Network Admission Control (NAC) program.

10 Feb 2005

The BankAsh-A Trojan horse targets online banking customers, and attempts to disable the Microsoft AntiSpyware product.

09 Feb 2005

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

09 Feb 2005

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus, anti-spam and policy-based network security, today announced that Richard Jacobs, Chief Technology Officer, will deliver a presentation at RSA 2005, titled "The unified approach to malware, spam protection and beyond".

09 Feb 2005

Sophos has experienced strong market demand for its converged security products, with an increase in turnover of 36% to £55.5 million for the year ended March 2004.

07 Feb 2005

Anti-spam experts at Sophos have discovered a spam campaign attempting to recruit internet users to a "make money fast" scheme by exploiting the popular fictional boy wizard, Harry Potter.

07 Feb 2005

A 24-year-old former AOL employee, has pleaded guilty to stealing a list of 92 million email addresses of the ISP's customers and selling it to spammers for $28,000.

07 Feb 2005

British police have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of running an email phishing scam from his home in Lytham, near Blackpool.

04 Feb 2005

The latest version of the Bropia worm spreads via instant messaging and plans pictures of a sunburnt chicken.

03 Feb 2005

The Bobax-H worm pretends to contain photographic evidence that Saddam Hussein has been killed whilst trying to escape from custody.

03 Feb 2005

A web poll of more than 250 business PC users, conducted by Sophos, has revealed that 53% believe that last week's sentencing of Blaster-B author Jeffrey Parson was not harsh enough.

02 Feb 2005

A worm that displays a picture of a man gurning is designed to allow hackers to take remote control of Windows PCs.

01 Feb 2005

Sophos reports the top ten viruses and hoaxes during January 2005.

01 Feb 2005

Sophos, a global leader in network security, has published a report revealing the top ten viruses and hoaxes that caused problems for businesses around the world during the month of January 2005.

01 Feb 2005